Date: 22 May 2020
Now, polling day feels like it belongs to a distant past, taking place amid rumblings of a new virus infecting residents of Wuhan across the Taiwan Strait.
Although Taiwan has rightly received much praise for its response to coronavirus, the past few months have not been without significant difficulties. Above all, coronavirus has reinvigorated discussion of Taiwan’s position on the global stage and its exclusion from the World Health Organisation (WHO) at the hands of the Chinese government.
Taiwan’s already precarious position relative to the WHO was compounded last month when the organisation's director general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus accused Taiwan of launching a racist campaign against him. [FULL STORY]