Taiwan in 2015: A Turning Point?
In 2015, Taipei's relations with Washington moved forward in parallel with the improvements in cross-Strait relations initiated in 2008. Perhaps most notable was President Ma Ying-jeou's summit meeting with China's President Xi Jinping. Despite gains in external relations, however, the island was plagued by partisan gridlock, a stagnating economy, and political unrest. Most anticipated a Democratic Progressive Party victory over the ruling Kuomintang in the January 2016 presidential election. But few could predict what kind of fallout the election might generate.
Taiwan, KMT, DPP, presidential election, China
Hickey, Dennis V., and Emerson Niou. "Taiwan in 2015: A Turning Point?." Asian Survey 56, no. 1 (2016): 57-67.