Settling in for the Long Haul: Stability with Chinese Characteristics
Alan D. Romberg's latest essay, "Settling in for the Long Haul: Stability with Chinese Characteristics", appears in the latest issue of China Leadership Monitor.
The political turmoil created in Taiwan by the Kuomintang's (KMT) move to oust Legislative Yuan (LY) speaker Wang Jin-pyng in mid-September capped off several months of tumult over such issues as the abuse-related heatstroke death of a military recruit, the Fourth Nuclear Power Plant, and the recently signed cross-Strait services trade agreement (STA). While the extent of the fallout from the Wang episode is yet to be determined, this latest turn of the political wheel has cast into some doubt the shape of politics in Taiwan going forward and the fate of pending sensitive legislative issues.
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