Taiwan elects new president

www.economist.com

The ruling Kuomintang loses control of parliament for the first time since 1949 and the presidency to the pro-independence DPP. This is very important in the Chinese language world: as things are getting worse economically and politically in the Mainland while Taiwan is showing the world (again) that liberal democracy and equality isn't tied to a certain language or ethnicity. More interesting to me was that in the run up to the election, even hardcore KMT supporters spoke positively about Tsai Ing-Wen. This sense of goodwill didn't seem to exist towards DDP leaders in the past. It will be very exciting to see what the future brings for Taiwan!

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