Taiwan: Steady Outlook Ahead of January Poll

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  • Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen aims to consolidate ties with Washington and remaining Central American allies on her first post-pandemic foreign trip.
  • Beijing is seen as unlikely to carry out any outright attacks in the run-up to Taiwan’s January 2024 general election, but continues to apply military and diplomatic pressure, including engineering a break in Taiwan-Honduras relations ahead of Tsai’s visit.
  • Prospects for the right-wing opposition Kuomintang (KMT) to unseat the left-of-center Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) meanwhile may be fading.

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