Taiwan’s 2020 Presidential Elections

2021-06-14T12:11:19-05:00

Since 1949, Taiwan has been allowed to be governed independently from mainland China under the assumption that Taiwan is part of China and they will not seek independence as stipulated under the "One-China" policy. However, the current Taiwanese president, Tsai Ing-wen, and her party, the Democratic Progressive Party, have sought to distance Taiwan from the mainland, which has caused tensions between Taipei and Beijing. In recent years, Beijing has taken a stronger stance towards maintaining the "One-China"policy through a number of strategies, including performing military drills in the Taiwan Strait to show they will take Taiwan by force if necessary [...]