Taiwan Communique emblemTaiwan Communiqué no. 132, May / June 2011

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  • Gearing up for presidential elections
    • Tsai Ing-wen is the DPP nominee
    • Combining presidential and legislative runs
    • Will the elections be fair?
    • How will China influence the elections?

  • The World Health Organization and Taiwan
    • Internal memo: Taiwan is "Province of China"

  • The Jasmine Revolution
    • No quiet Sunday stroll in China
    • A chance to stand on the right side of history, by Ambassador Nat Bellocchi

  • Who is missing 36,000 documents?
    • Scholars write open letter to Ma Ying-jeou
    • The KMT government's irate response

  • Erosion of justice and democracy
    • Forty eight cases of political persecution
    • President Chen not guilty on diplomatic funds

  • Is the US "abandoning" Taiwan?
    • Various scholars express doubt on US commitment
    • What about protecting Taiwan's democracy? by Mei-chin Chen

  • Report from Washington
    • Congressman Andrews introduces F-16 resolution
    • House and Senate send F-16 letter to Obama
    • General Chen Bingde misspeaks in Washington

  • Book Review
    • Fireproof Moth; Missionary in Taiwan's White Terror by Milo Thornberry, reviewed by Gerrit van der Wees

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