Taiwan Communique emblemTaiwan Communiqué no. 153, November / December 2015

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  • The Kuomintang's comic opera
    • The ruling party ditches Ms. Hung Hsiu-chu
    • Eric Chu becomes the candidate
    • Mr. Eric Chu is on the wrong track by Gerrit van der Wees

  • Election campaign in the final stretch
    • Tsai Ing-wen maintains a strong lead
    • Tsai Ing-wen's foreign policy speech
    • Successful visit to Japan
    • Opening of the DPP campaign headquarters

  • National Day celebrations
    • A controversial "Double Ten" heritage
    • Tsai Ing-wen attends and builds bridges
    • President Ma Ying-jeou's speech: out of touch

  • "Taiwanization" of the Chinese KMT
    • Ma Ying-jeou: the last of the Mohicans
    • How Ms. Hung hastened the demise of the old KMT
    • What will the new KMT look like?

  • Report from Washington
    • Steve Chabot's Six Assurances resolution

  • Book Review
    • From Taiwan to the world, a Memoir of Lo Fu-chen By Chen Rou-jin, reviewed by Gerrit van der Wees

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