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Taiwan’s New Direction

Taiwan’s New Direction

In January, Taiwan's voters handed the traditionally pro-independence Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) a landslide victory, giving it control of the parliament and presidency for the first time ever. The outcome is just the latest of many signals that Taiwanese are growing more skeptical of mainland China, which appears to be failing in its long-running strategy to entice the self-governing island back peacefully. In this fifth episode of the Asia Society Podcast, we explore how Taiwan has continued to drift further away from the mainland psychologically, and what the implications could be of a new Taiwanese government that's less friendly with Beijing.