Login/Sign up

World Association of International Studies

Post DPP President Wins Reelection in Taiwan
Created by John Eipper on 01/12/20 4:34 AM

Previous posts in this discussion:


DPP President Wins Reelection in Taiwan (Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 01/12/20 4:34 am)

In Taiwan, Tsai Ing-wen of the DPP Democratic Progressive Party has been reelected with a landslide 57.1% of the vote, an increase over 2016, against Han Kuo-yu of the Kuomingtang, who got only 28%.

The DPP (formed in 1986) is pro-independence while the Kuomingtang, the old enemy of the Communists during the Chinese Civil War, is pro-compromise, "one country two systems" (as far as it lasts).

Theoretically I can understand the Kuomingtang, which still dreams of again controlling all China, but in this moment "one country two systems" is only a present to Xi Jinping.

This election, even if it may hearten the enemies of the "Reds," can make the atmosphere in the world more complicated. It may have consequences in Hong Kong and in the relations with Empire 1 with Empire 2 (China) and possibly Empire 3 (Russia).

An easing up of the relations between the Empires 1 and 3 would be highly recommended.

About the "Reds," in Italy we have a joke:

A man/woman can be in good faith and be a Red but cannot be intelligent.

A man/woman can be intelligent and be a Red but cannot be in good faith.

A man/woman can be intelligent and be in good faith but cannot be a Red.

JE comments: I was watching "nostalgia" TV (The history program Through the Decades) at my mom's house this week.  One item featured segments of network news from the early 1970s, when "Red China" was still a staple of everyday discourse.  Times do change:  "Red" in the US now refers to the Republicans.

The smart money until recent weeks predicted a defeat for Ms Tsai, but the unrest in Hong Kong has emboldened the Taiwanese electorate to take a more independent stance.  Tsai's legalization of same-sex marriage also played a part in swaying younger voters. 

Might China's "one nation, two systems" narrative be the biggest geopolitical fiction of the last seventy years?

Rate this post
Informational value 
Reader Ratings (0)
Informational value0%

Visits: 126


Please login/register to reply or comment: Login/Sign up

Trending Now

All Forums with Published Content (42835 posts)

- Unassigned

Culture & Language

American Indians Art Awards Bestiary of Insults Books Conspiracy Theories Culture Ethics Film Food Futurology Gender Issues Humor Intellectuals Jews Language Literature Media Coverage Movies Music Newspapers Numismatics Philosophy Plagiarism Prisons Racial Issues Sports Tattoos Western Civilization World Communications


Capitalism Economics International Finance World Bank World Economy


Education Hoover Institution Journal Publications Libraries Universities World Bibliography Series


Biographies Conspiracies Crime Decline of West German Holocaust Historical Figures History Holocausts Individuals Japanese Holocaust Leaders Learning Biographies Learning History Russian Holocaust Turkish Holocaust


Afghanistan Africa Albania Algeria Argentina Asia Australia Austria Bangladesh Belgium Belize Bolivia Brazil Canada Central America Chechnya Chile China Colombia Costa Rica Croatia Cuba Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark East Europe East Timor Ecuador Egypt El Salvador England Estonia Ethiopia Europe European Union Finland France French Guiana Germany Greece Guatemala Haiti Hungary Iceland India Indonesia Iran (Persia) Iraq Ireland Israel/Palestine Italy Japan Jordan Kenya Korea Kosovo Kuwait Kyrgyzstan Latin America Liberia Libya Mali Mexico Middle East Mongolia Morocco Namibia Nations Compared Netherlands New Zealand Nicaragua Niger Nigeria North America Norway Pacific Islands Pakistan Palestine Paraguay Peru Philippines Poland Polombia Portugal Romania Saudi Arabia Scandinavia Scotland Serbia Singapore Slovakia South Africa South America Southeast Asia Spain Sudan Sweden Switzerland Syria Thailand The Pacific Tunisia Turkey Turkmenistan UK (United Kingdom) Ukraine USA (America) USSR/Russia Uzbekistan Venezuela Vietnam West Europe Yemen Yugoslavia Zaire


Balkanization Communism Constitutions Democracy Dictators Diplomacy Floism Global Issues Hegemony Homeland Security Human Rights Immigration International Events Law Nationalism NATO Organizations Peace Politics Terrorism United Nations US Elections 2008 US Elections 2012 US Elections 2016 Violence War War Crimes Within the US


Christianity Hinduism Islam Judaism Liberation Theology Religion

Science & Technology

Alcohol Anthropology Automotives Biological Weapons Design and Architecture Drugs Energy Environment Internet Landmines Mathematics Medicine Natural Disasters Psychology Recycling Research Science and Humanities Sexuality Space Technology World Wide Web (Internet)


Geography Maps Tourism Transportation


1-TRIBUTES TO PROFESSOR HILTON 2001 Conference on Globalizations Academic WAR Forums Ask WAIS Experts Benefactors Chairman General News Member Information Member Nomination PAIS Research News Ronald Hilton Quotes Seasonal Messages Tributes to Prof. Hilton Varia Various Topics WAIS WAIS 2006 Conference WAIS Board Members WAIS History WAIS Interviews WAIS NEWS waisworld.org launch WAR Forums on Media & Research Who's Who