Taiwanese or Chinese? An island state’s shifting identities

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On the 30th anniversary of the lifting of martial rule in Taiwan, Asia Times examines the Republic’s political tensions and horizons and asks inhabitants how they see…

It is January 16, 2016, and 56-year-old Liu Tao-shan is sitting quietly in his living room in Taichung, Taiwan.

Ceme 4dThe television in front of him is showing the results of Taiwan’s 14th presidential election.

The Democratic Progressive Party candidate Tsai Ing-wen has beaten the Kuomintang’s Eric Chu and the People First Party’s James Soong with 6.89…

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