Taiwan: Tsai Ing-wen’s battle to discipline the DPP (The Interpreter)

Taiwan’s Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) lost November’s elections in a landslide due to President Tsai Ing-wen’s failure to control her own party. The defeat was followed by questionsabout who will lead the DPP into the presidential elections in 2020.


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Will Solomon Islands abandon Taiwan? (The Interpreter)

Over the last couple of years Taiwan has been steadily haemorrhaging diplomatic allies. Countries from Africa, Central America and the Caribbean have switched allegiance to Beijing, leaving just 17 countries maintaining formal relations with Taipei. The largest bloc of such countries is in the Pacific, comprising Kiribati, the Marshall Islands, Nauru, Palau, Solomon Islands and Tuvalu.


James Batley

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