A Blue or Green Future for Cross-Strait Relations?
On January 14, 2012, the Taiwanese people will cast their votes in both legislative and presidential elections, choosing between a continuation of President Ma’s policy of rapprochement towards Beijing or a more “Beijing skeptic” approach as outlined by the opposition
Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) candidate Tsai Ing-wen. Despite the DPP’s attempt to stir the focus of the election debate away from the cross-Strait relations to social issues and judiciary reform, this debate continues to dominate Taiwanese politics. What are the implications of the current campaign for cross-Strait relations? What are the changes that can be expected after the elections?
Xi Jinping and the Administrative Hierarchy and Subdivisions in China
Summary China under Xi Jinping has witnessed systemic changes with emphasis on central control, urbanization and industrialization. Policies such as the National New-Type Urbanization Plan (2014–2020) have enhanced urbanization in […]