In 2015, Taipei’s relations with Washington moved forward in parallel with the improvements in cross-Strait relations initiated in 2008. Perhaps most notable was President Ma Ying-jeou’s summit meeting with China’s President Xi Jinping. Despite gains in external relations, however, the island was plagued by partisan gridlock, a stagnating economy, and political unrest. Most anticipated a Democratic Progressive Party victory over the ruling Kuomintang in the January 2016 presidential election. But few could predict what kind of fallout the election might generate.
Research Article| February 01 2016
Taiwan in 2015: A Turning Point?
Dennis V. Hickey;
Asian Survey (2016) 56 (1): 57–67.
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Dennis V. Hickey, Emerson Niou; Taiwan in 2015: A Turning Point?. Asian Survey 1 February 2016; 56 (1): 57–67. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2016.56.1.57
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