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How to think about Taiwan’s election flashpoint

The weeks leading up to Taiwan’s presidential election in January could be marked by another rise in tensions with China. The most likely outcome of the vote is another DPP presidency. While Lai Ching-te would be a new pair of hands, his election wouldn’t be a major break from the last eight years. But it would underline to Beijing and Washington the consistency of support in Taiwan for the view that its future is best secured by standing up to China.

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