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Alan Romberg quoted in Christian Science Monitor on Taiwan’s 2016 presidential election

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TAIPEI, TAIWAN — When it last held power, Taiwan’s main opposition party aggressively pushed a pro-independence line that antagonized China and stirred unease in Washington. Now, one day before an election the opposition is widely expected to win, its leader is promising to work with Beijing this time around.

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A standoff over the grounds for dialogue could at its worst be “met with a sharp cutoff in a great range of contacts and activities now under way,” followed by “a highly negative reaction in Taiwan,” says Alan Romberg, East Asia Program director with the Stimson Center in Washington.

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