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Taiwan president’s re-election could signal diplomatic shift in China: analysts

By Samantha Wright Allen      

A China expert says he’s concerned Taiwan's January election could prompt a shift in approach from China, with some pointing to tensions in Hong Kong as an example.

Taiwanese Representative Winston Wen-yi Chen, left, and Prof. Charles Burton, presented during a Jan. 29 roundtable organized by the Macdonald-Laurier Institute to discuss the January 2020 Taiwan election. Photograph courtesy of the Macdonald-Laurier Institute

The re-election of Taiwan’s president over her pro-Beijing rival has some China analysts concerned it could cause the superpower to shift gears with the self-ruled island, while Canada’s own diplomatic troubles with China prompt questions about Canada’s approach in the region.

Samantha Wright Allen

Samantha Wright Allen is a reporter for The Hill Times.
- swallen@hilltimes.com


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