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  • People's Repub
  • Although the island is independent in all but name, the People's Republic of China (PRC) considers it a renegade province and has threatened to take military action if de jure independence is declared. (freedomhouse.org)
  • These factors have been particularly apparent in the role of the People's Liberation Army in the rise to power of the Chinese Communist Party, in the military's role in the politics of the People's Republic of China, and in the efforts of Chinese leaders to modernize the armed forces. (globalsecurity.org)
  • Taipei
  • While Beijing and Washington are both concerned that Chen could stir up trouble, an overreaction by Beijing would only work to Chen's advantage, said Yang Kai-huang, a professor at Ming Chuan University in Taipei, the Taiwanese capital. (latimes.com)
  • She represents a symbol of a new generation of leadership [that] will be more pragmatic, more moderate in its views toward China," says Raymond Wu, managing director of Taipei-based political risk consultancy e-telligence. (chinadigitaltimes.net)
  • China's
  • In a move that was quietly handled even by the standards of China's secretive military, Beijing last month elevated Gen. Chen Bingde of the army to chief of the general staff, a post where he will exercise day-to-day operational command of the country's 2.3 million-member armed forces. (nytimes.com)
  • China's hostility has risen since Tsai's election, as it suspects she wants to push for formal independence, which would cross a red line for Communist Party leaders in Beijing. (swissinfo.ch)
  • Its mission: to spread China's influence by ultimately gaining control over a range of groups not affiliated with the party and that are often outside the mainland. (reuters.com)
  • China's leaders are giving up on political hopes of reunification - and considering military options. (foreignpolicy.com)
  • There were also limited talks between the two sides' unofficial representatives, though China's insistence that the Republic of China (ROC) government is illegitimate prevented government-to-government contact. (bbc.co.uk)
  • It held China's seat on the United Nations Security Council and was recognised by many Western nations as the only Chinese government. (bbc.co.uk)
  • China's political history from then on can be told on the basis of how this tension arose between the state and elite families. (propinoy.net)
  • Dominican Republic Foreign Minister Miguel Vargas (L) embraces China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi after a signing ceremony where they formally established relations, in Beijing on May 1, 2018. (businessinsider.com)
  • The residents of this self-governing island, with its vibrant and well-established democracy, are as much inclined as ever to resist China's demands despite rising political, economic and military threats from Beijing. (yahoo.com)
  • Many commentators say they believe Xi sees that as his historical mission, prompting major increases in China's military budget and renewed pressure on the island, including cutting off contacts with Tsai's government. (yahoo.com)
  • China's huge economy and global clout may have some effect, but most Taiwanese are unimpressed with how Beijing has followed through on its earlier pledges, said Andrew Yang, secretary-general of the think tank Chinese Council of Advanced Policy Studies. (yahoo.com)
  • officials
  • Beijing claimed this was aimed at downplaying where the art treasures came from, a charge museum officials deny. (latimes.com)
  • In addition to concerns over the economy, frustration at the political gridlock, and desire for status quo in cross-strait relations, the DPP's poor electoral performance was attributed in part to a spate of corruption scandals involving Chen and other top officials. (freedomhouse.org)
  • The DPP's poor showing was attributed to voters' economic concerns, frustration at political gridlock, wariness of the DPP's proindependence policies, and recent corruption scandals involving Chen and other top officials. (freedomhouse.org)
  • The current government has dealt directly with Chinese officials, as Beijing prefers to keep foreign organizations out of affairs that it considers domestic. (chinadigitaltimes.net)
  • Elections
  • With the KMT retaining its majority in the Legislative Yuan (LY) in parliamentary elections later that year, the political gridlock between the DPP-led executive and the KMT-dominated legislature continued. (freedomhouse.org)
  • I promised you sex, religion and politics so here it is all mixed up as it mixed up these days in the 2012 elections. (cnn.com)
  • So, first, Andrew, I have to ask you, as somebody who grew up England, but grew up a devout Catholic, you watch these elections in press all over the world and, really, outside of the Arab world, we are the only country in which religion is deeply embedded in the day- to-day political discourse. (cnn.com)
  • authoritarian
  • The government was accused of being authoritarian and unrepresentative - martial law was in existence until 1987 - but the economic development brought about was unparalleled in this part of the Far East. (encyclopedia.com)
  • deeply
  • Yet many observers say that the glitter of the island republic's free press has been overrated, especially in a highly commercialized news culture that is both deeply partisan and prey to political favors. (csmonitor.com)
  • contentious
  • We also ask Australians for their opinions on topical issues such as Chinese investment, climate change and renewable energy, immigration, and the contentious question of foreign influence in Australian politics. (lowyinstitute.org)
  • 17th
  • This is in stark contrast to Hu's omission of the 1992 Consensus from his 17th Party Congress speech in 2007, and his mention of it in passing , and not as a prerequisite for further cross-strait exchanges, in his 18th Party Congress speech in 2012. (foreignpolicy.com)
  • relations
  • Even though I have left government, I am very concerned with the development of cross-Strait relations. (cnn.com)
  • As a result, reporters have become advertising salesmen, public relations companies and advertisers have become news writers, and the hand of government and big business intervenes directly into editing content. (csmonitor.com)
  • He and other senior leaders acknowledged that their public relations methods were "wrong" and legislators said they were considering statutory prohibitions as a remedy. (csmonitor.com)
  • 1989
  • Despite the fact that the private sector invested heavily in developing industries, so much so that it gradually took over 90 percent of industry - state ownership of industrial output fell from 46.2 percent in 1952 to ten percent by 1989 - key industries were to remain firmly under government control. (encyclopedia.com)
  • control
  • The military was strong enough to overcome domestic rebellions and foreign invasion, yet it did not threaten civilian control of the political system. (globalsecurity.org)
  • Media Watch chairman Guang Chung-hsiang worries that, after two decades of democracy, the government's "soft control" of the news media has replaced the direct control of the martial law era, although criticism of government has hardly abated. (csmonitor.com)
  • broader
  • Separately, Prime Minister Liu Chao-shiuan was replaced by former KMT secretary general Wu Den-yih in September amidst a broader cabinet reshuffle after the government drew criticism for its slow response to Typhoon Morakot. (freedomhouse.org)
  • liberal
  • representatives of the ruling liberal democratic party say the legislation will strengthen the japan/u.s. security alliance, prevent war and increase safety. (archive.org)
  • critics
  • But the thronging Beijing exhibition, titled "Five Years of Grinding and Brave Struggle," is a microcosm of how Xi has pulled the levers of nationalism and populism to win over the masses - if not his critics. (samoaobserver.ws)
  • Critics have also accused Beijing of seeking to influence the Australian public debate. (lowyinstitute.org)
  • Critics say it's common for government propaganda to masquerade as 'news. (csmonitor.com)
  • Party's
  • Lu is among an estimated 780,000 people who have visited the vast exhibition in west Beijing put on by the Communist Party's propaganda department to coincide with the party's twice-a-decade national congress, at which Xi is to receive a second five-year term in office. (samoaobserver.ws)
  • years
  • Party congresses, held about every five years, usually focus on domestic issues and internal party business, including the complex maneuvering over selecting the next generation of leaders. (nytimes.com)
  • Then, the politics of outer space, American won the race to the moon, but that was 40 years ago. (cnn.com)
  • Demetrios James Caraley summarizes the political and social dynamics that brought about the repeal of Aid to Families of Dependent Children (AFDC) and analyzes the effects of the new Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program over its first four years. (psqonline.org)
  • Despite
  • Despite heated public debate about foreign interference in Australia's political processes, Australians seem more concerned about Chinese investment than influence. (lowyinstitute.org)
  • principles
  • Though the United States was founded under democratic principles, only a minority of its population (starting with white landowning males over the age of 21) could actually vote. (247wallst.com)
  • Former
  • We finally have a leader who is doing something right," said the retiree, a 72-year-old former wastewater worker who would give only his surname, Lu, as he gazed at pictures of handcuffed Communist Party cadres. (samoaobserver.ws)
  • Lai is the former mayor of Tainan, which is located in the deep south and considered a DPP stronghold. (foreignpolicy.com)