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Taiwan in Watershed Year

January 10, 2008

By Kathrin Hille in Taipei
Financial Times
January 10, 2008

If Taiwan’s warring political parties agree on anything, it is that 2008 will mark a political watershed.

Both the ruling Democratic Progressive party and the opposition Kuomintang see the presidential election scheduled for March 22 as a crucial moment for the island, which this year will bid farewell to Chen Shui-bian, the outspoken president who has been an irritant in relations with both Washington and Beijing.

….this Saturday’s parliamentary election, in which the KMT is expected to win a majority of seats in a reconstituted legislature, might prove more meaningful for Taiwan’s future.

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