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Disputes over China ties sour Taiwan election campaign

Posted on AllSides January 2nd, 2024
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Bitter disputes on how to handle relations with China and avoid conflict are dominating the final stretch of election campaigning in Taiwan, as some polls show a tight race between the main two contenders to be the island's next president.

The Jan. 13 presidential and parliamentary elections are taking place against a backdrop of increased pressure from China as Beijing seeks to bolster its sovereignty claims.

As the vote has approached, China has accused Taiwan of unfair trade practices and ended some tariff cuts, while China's military has continued to fly over...

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