Stories about Taiwan (ROC) from January, 2020
Taiwan is one of the most vulnerable places for the spread of the virus after the PRC.
The 2020 Lunar New Year, which began at midnight on January 24, will last for several days.
Some analysts have attributed Tsai Ing-wen's landslide victory in Taiwan's recent presidential to the Hong Kong protests and encroachment by Beijing. But that's only part of the story.
Puma Shen, director of DoubleThink Labs, shares his observations on the ways in which fake news and disinformation were disseminated prior to Taiwan's January 11, 2020 presidential elections.
Tsai said: 'I want to once again call upon Beijing authorities to remind them that peace, clarity, democracy and dialogue are key to positive cross-strait interactions and long-term development.'
The axis of Taiwan’s political dynamics has shifted from the country's economy and administration to China factor and cross-strait relation.
"While today the international community is happy to maintain the current status-quo when dealing separately with Taiwan and China, certain political forces in both places are advocating for a change."
The political label “green terror” is also circulating widely on mainland Chinese state-affiliated media and social media outlets.
The large questions of what should be Taiwan's political, social, economic, environmental, cultural model continue to dominate the political debate, and naturally surge at times of elections.
Ahead of Taiwan's 2020 presidential election, mainland Chinese propaganda has started to downplay the “unifying Taiwan by force” narrative.
All three candidates represent strongly divergent views on social values, economic development, relations with China and the status of Taiwan.