Taiwan’s voters rebuked China’s rising authoritarianism Saturday by re-electing President Tsai Ing-wen, who vowed to preserve the island’s sovereignty.
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Change is possible by combining digicom with strategic nonviolence to strengthen capacity and effectiveness of Tibet movement, says Lhadon Tethong of TAI.
China to step up military, diplomatic and other kinds of pressure against proudly self-ruled Taiwan to deliver on President Xi Jinping’s demand in January.
Taiwan’s democracy, established in the 1980s, is firm, successful and arguably the most advanced in East Asia. So it is no surprise they are making a well-considered move in public health.