Taiwan in 2015: A turning point?

Journal Article (Review;Journal)

In 2015, Taipei's relations with Washington moved forward in parallel with the improvements in cross-Strait relations initiated in 2008. Perhaps most notable was President Ma Ying-jeou's summit meeting with China's President Xi Jinping. Despite gains in external relations, however, the island was plagued by partisan gridlock, a stagnating economy, and political unrest. Most anticipated a Democratic Progressive Party victory over the ruling Kuomintang in the January 2016 presidential election. But few could predict what kind of fallout the election might generate.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Hickey, DV; Niou, E

Published Date

  • January 1, 2016

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 56 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 57 - 67

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1533-838X

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0004-4687

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1525/AS.2016.56.1.57

Citation Source

  • Scopus