Taiwan advances to Sweet 16 round of Asia-Pacific Democracy Tournament

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Date: 2015-04-03
By: CNA

Taiwan has made it into the third round of an online voting competition that aims to select the

Taiwanese members of the public vote during Taiwan's nine-in-one local elections, Nov. 29, 2014. (Photo/Kuo Chi-chuan)

Taiwanese members of the public vote during Taiwan’s nine-in-one local elections, Nov. 29, 2014. (Photo/Kuo Chi-chuan)

most democratic nation in Asia.

Taiwan beat Vietnam and Bangladesh in the first and second rounds, respectively, of the Asia-Pacific Democracy Tournament to enter the third round, which has been named Sweet 16 after the 16 rounds in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) basketball tournament in the United States.

The democracy competition was initiated in 2013 by senior project researcher Amanda LeDuke at the Center for Asian Democracy at the University of Louisville in Kentucky, with the goal of identifying the most democratic country in the Asia-Pacific region, as determined by voters on a Facebook page.     [FULL  STORY]

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