Jyrki Kallio & Julie Chen, Taiwan’s 2020 election and its implications: Dark clouds looming for already strained cross-strait relations, FIIA Comment 1/2020
By successfully stirring up voters’ fears of China’s encroachment on Taiwan’s sovereignty and democracy, Tsai Ing-wen has won a second presidential term. Her Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) secured a majority in the legislature. This puts pressure on China to recalibrate its Taiwan policy in the long term. In the short term, China is likely to continue its current tough stance against Taiwan.
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