Taiwan Election: Reaction and Analysis

  • Playlist
  • Download
  • Embed
    Embed <iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/1785968/1785969" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no">
  • Transcript

Thousands of people demonstrated in Taipei to protest the weekend's disputed presidential election. Taiwan's president was reelected by a slim majority after surviving an apparent assassination attempt on Friday. Join NPR's Lynn Neary and guests for an update on politics in Taiwan and how its relationship with China might be affected.


Tim Culpan
*Freelance reporter in Taipei

Vincent Wang
*Associate professor of political science and coordinator of Asian Studies at the University of Richmond

Michael Swaine
*Senior associate, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (specializing in US China Taiwan Security Issues)



Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the NPR.org Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.