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Last month the Taiwanese people voted overwhelmingly for Tsai Ing-wen of the Democratic Progressive Party, which formally advocates an independent Taiwan rather than "one China" encompassing both mainland and Taiwan.
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TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Foreign observers often look at Taiwan almost exclusively through the lens of its challenging relationship with China. But in fact, as we approach this weekend's historic election, it's clear the ruling Chinese Nationalist Party failed to propose policies to address domestic concerns and rebuild its credibility with the public.
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Chinese President Xi Jinping will hold talks with his Taiwanese counterpart Ma Ying-jeou in Singapore on Saturday in the
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We live in a complex world and the sheer quantity of trying to keep track of things will sometimes flood the most devoted news junkie. With all of this happening, there's probably not much happening now that that Hong Kong thing or whatever it was has stopped happening, right? Wrong.
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In Hong Kong, they may be protesting with umbrellas, but in Taiwan earlier this year, it was sunflowers. Hong Kong's protesters know as well as PRC policymakers that Taiwan is still watching very closely, and Beijing's wrong-footed response in Hong Kong today could halt Ma's push for greater Taiwanese cooperation.
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China has never renounced the use of military force to take back Taiwan, which it regards as a renegade province. (Reporting
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Once again, it's time to look at Taiwan. Unfortunately, there is still a need to call for freedom from prison for Chen Shui-bian and a need to call out Ma Ying-jeou (the most unpopular president in Taiwan's history) to stop abusing human rights principles for shameful political hunts.
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By the end of the year, Taiwan's first (and to date, only) opposition president will have been held in detention or prison for seven years.
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Only a month or so after the Sunflower Movement willingly ended their occupation of the Taiwanese legislature, there is another mass movement afoot, this one demanding an end to the attempts to complete another nuclear power plant on the island.
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These are all elements of expression and dissent that were mobilized by Chen Shui-bian from the moment he took office and which still represents the vital hopes of Taiwan's people. These protesting voices are the future of Taiwan. The world can not ignore them.
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There is a strong belief that the judicial process of prosecuting Chen Shui-bian was badly tainted with party (KMT against DPP) bias. There is a very strong belief that there continue to be human rights principles violated.
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If you want to save Taiwan, you should want to save Chen Shui-bian. If he dies in prison, if he remains both broken and locked away from his family and not-inconsiderable base of supporters, the damage that will be done is real. Taiwan's democracy will die on the vine.
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Why would Ma seek to pursue a policy at odds with principles of mercy and justice when it seems on the verge of resigning his own party to history?
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We urge the Taiwanese government to release Chen Shui-bian immediately based on the record of medical neglect and to set a higher bar for political transitions.
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Taiwanese lawmakers exchanged punches and threw water at each other Friday ahead of an expected vote that would authorize a national referendum on whether to finish building a fourth power plant on this densely populated island of 23 million people.
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Taiwan is at a strange crossroads. Ma Ying-jeou's government has been credibly accused of interfering with the judicial process and being motivated by revenge politics throughout this process.
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Chen Shui-bian's conditions of his four-year detention have contributed to both the worsening of pre-existing medical conditions and the creation of new medical needs. Simply put, Mr. Chen was treated badly in the prison system of Taiwan.
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Unlike former Presidents Fujimori of Peru or Pinochet of Chile, former president Chen has no violent human rights record that he's been charged with. And yet, those violent former presidents have been treated better than Mr. Chen.