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Taiwan should be the big story

Jan 16, 2020 - Philadelphia Inquirer

A dramatic election that produced a stunning victory for democracy got too little attention here last weekend, as Americans focused on Iran and impeachment.

In a blow to Beijing, Taiwan's voters decisively reelected Tsai Ing-wen, a tough female president who rejects China's demand that her island democracy unify with the mainland.

Angry Chinese officials insisted the unification of the island with the communist mainland was "inevitable." This, despite the failure of military intimida...