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Taiwan (YP Discussion Group)

7PM: WEDNESDAY, February 15, 2012MADISON'S GRILL, 1109 SE MADISON

In Taiwan's recent presidential elections Ma Ying-jeou, the preferred candidate of the U.S. and China, was re-elected.  This is being interpreted as an endorsement of his efforts to strengthen ties with China.  In China, the news coverage of the election was prevalent and surprisingly even-handed.  Does this signal an easing of tension in one of the world's diplomatic hotspots?  What does this mean for the future of Taiwan, and Taiwanese democracy?