Taiwan’s ruling party, will be tested at the polls Saturday when voters cast ballots in midterm local elections that may impact presidential race of 2020.
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While this event primarily focused on Taiwan’s situation, they also stood with all peoples living under the grim shadow of the Communist Party of China’s authoritarian regime like Uyghurs, Tibetans, and others.
The squabbles may seem absurd and petty, but the peace between China and Taiwan has stuck for 70 years without a shot fired and indeed incredible economic benefits inuring to both Chinas and their partners abroad.
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The Chinese still consider themselves to be the sole legal representatives of Taiwan, officially the 23rd province of China. But as this year’s elections continue to show, trying to bring the former territories back into China’s sphere of influence will be difficult.