Hong Kong’s demonstrations for fully-fledged democracy have had little effect
on the people of Taiwan, including in the local elections last month that saw a
sea change in Taiwan’s political make-up, American scholars agreed at a forum on
Alan Romberg, director of the East Asia Program at Stimson Center, a think
tank, said at a discussion on democratic developments in Asia sponsored by the
Atlantic Council, another think tank, that the protests in Hong Kong have some
effect on Taiwan, but “not a whole lot.”
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