Democracy has regressed in much of Asia though there are notable exceptions like Malaysia and Taiwan. Post looks at role of China in these developments.
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Japan and South Korea should lead charge for democracy in Asia, argues Hudson Institute analyst John Lee. Recent developments cast doubt on that prospect.
In what is now Taiwan’s “silk road of democracy”, Taiwan’s ruling DPP, last month, sent a delegation to visit the Tibetan government-in-exile in India.
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.
China’s strategy to unify with Taiwan including 66 mulinational companies dear to Taiwanese consumers, is expected to raise a new round of anger.
President Tsai Ing-wen called on international support to defend self-ruled island’s democracy and way of life in the face of renewed threats from China.
Thousands of Taiwanese, taking a page from France’s yellow vest movement, protested demand lower taxes and the fair handling of tax disputes.
President Tsai Ing-wen’s Democratic Progressive Party lost the mayoral election to the Nationalist party in the southern port city of Kaohsiung.