Taiwan will go to the polls on Saturday to select a brand new president

Should you’ve been following alongside on the information on China and Taiwan you may know {that a} acknowledged purpose of Chinese language Communist Occasion Chairman Xi Jinping is to take over Taiwan. He emphasises this every now and then by firing off missiles on the tiny neighbouring nation.

Whereas there are a lot of problems with significance to Taiwanese voters the massive one is the best way to cope with ties with China.

The main candidate is present Vice President Lai Ching-te of the Democratic Progressive Occasion

  • Beijing demonize this man as a separatist

The second positioned (in polls) candidate is Hou Yu-ih of the Kuomintang, or Nationalist Occasion

  • helps nearer ties with mainland China

There may be the third-party candidate, Ko Wen-je, whose views on China are tougher to pin down, they are often changeable.


The folks of Taiwan have mentioned prior to now a Hong Kong-like political association, by which Beijing assumes sovereignty whereas providing some autonomy. Help for this has collapsed for the reason that harsh crackdown within the former British colony.


Keep tuned for outcomes after voting over the weekend. And better of luck to the folks of Taiwan, lets hope for a peaceable one!