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Taiwan's DPP Consolidates at Home and on China

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Vice President Lai Ching-te of the left-of-center Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) leads three conservative rivals in the campaign for Taiwan’s January 2024 presidential and parliamentary elections. Opposition candidates are presenting the contest as a choice between “war and peace” in their bid to make their case for dethroning the DPP. But Lai insists that the main issue is between ”democracy and autocracy," while peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait are becoming a global issue, as leaders from Washington to Berlin and Tokyo ally to deter the use of force by China to change the status quo.

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