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With Beijing army planes at occasions looming, Taiwan’s ruling occasion’s candidate, Lai Ching-te, contends democracy itself is on the poll this weekend. Opposition candidate Hou Yu-ih warns that voters face a alternative between struggle and peace. And a brand new third occasion candidate, Ko Wen-je, has been drawing a youthful, anti-establishment base.

Today, “Post Reports” speaks with Christian Shepherd, based mostly in Taipei, about Taiwan’s uncommon three-party presidential race, and the way it may form regional and worldwide safety within the years to return.

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Today’s present was produced by Elana Gordon and visitor hosted by Arjun Singh. It was blended by Sam Bair and edited by Monica Campbell, with assist from Lucy Perkins. Thanks to Vic Chiang, Pei-Lin Wu and Anna Fifield.

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