2008-03-17

Democracy in Taiwan, Resistance in Tibet

Another landmark in Taiwan's young democracy looms this weekend as election day arrives for two presidential candidates. Those interested in the issues and personalities in this election will find a thorough and informative discussion in the March 2008 issue of the Taiwan Review.

For a look at the process from a grass-roots level, check out the engaging photo story posted in Michael Turton's web log. Michael attended the mass rally for DPP presidential candidate Frank Hsieh in Taichung this past weekend and came away with pictures that capture well the energy and flavour of these events.

China's crushing of dissent in Tibet dominates the news this week. Demonstrations on behalf of Tibetans have been taking place daily in Taiwan's cities. Both presidential candidates have denounced China's actions.

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