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What is at stake in Taiwan's election

WorldNews Friday, 10 January 2020
What is at stake in Taiwan's electionTAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan votes in presidential and parliamentary elections on Saturday, which will set the course for the democratic island's ties with its giant and autocratic neighbour China, which claims Taiwan as its territory. Here is what is at stake in the election, and its potential global impact. WHY IS TAIWAN IMPORTANT? Aside from its key role in the global supply chain as a high-tech manufacturer, mostly notably as an Apple Inc supplier, Taiwan is in a strategic location just off the coast of China and on the edge of the Pacific. It is a potential...
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