Date: April 2, 2020
By: Cassandra Preece
PhD Student, Political Science, McMaster University
Now that the dust has settled, it’s time to reflect on the quality of democracy in Taiwan.
While international media coverage has been blinded by China’s rising authoritarianism and Taiwan’s fight against it, there’s been little attention paid to Taiwanese domestic issues like economic development, clean energy and human rights.
And what about Indigenous representation? What did the election mean for Taiwan’s Indigenous communities? Although Taiwan guarantees a number of seats to Indigenous representatives, the current system is flawed. [FULL STORY]