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Taiwan: Will Taishang be the decisive power of Presidential election?

On Ballots and Bullets, Chun-Yi Lee brings up the role of “Taishang”(Taiwanese businessmen, especially those who are doing business in China) in the coming joint election of President and legislators next January: “Most Taishang expect the government to negotiate with the Chinese government a better deal for them in more practical terms. For instance, in acquiring loans from local Chinese banks. This kind of practical issue certainly was not included in the grand framework of ECFA, and yet it is greatly needed for most Taishang in China.”

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  • Martin

    So Hisham from Morocco thinks, “What Michael Jackson did for song and dance, Global Voices does for online citizen media.” Thanks for warning me. I’ll make sure I never read it, then.

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