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Taipei, Jan. 6, 2016: Tsai Ing-wen (C), the presidential candidate from Taiwan’s Democratic Progressive Party, prays during a campaign rally (source: dpa)

Beijing tries carrot and stick as Taiwan vote nears

Taiwan will hold presidential and legislative elections on January 16, 2016. Opinion polls show the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) is set to win. If it does, writes GIS guest expert Dr. Nicola Casarini, it will be the culmination of a trend that began with local elections in November 2014 when the country’s ruling party, the Kuomintang (KMT), suffered one of it...

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