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Taiwan Election Hits the Homestretch with Angry Accusations and Calls for Unity

Taiwan’s presidential election entered its final day of campaigning with a mixture of angry allegations, calls for unity, and international tensions. Incumbent President Tsai Ing-wen of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) remains heavily favored to win, but Tsai herself advised supporters to “come together and never underestimate our rival,” meaning Kuomintang (KMT) candidate Han Kuo-yu.

TAIPEI, TAIWAN - JANUARY 10: Taiwan's current president and Democratic Progressive Party presidential candidate, Tsai Ing-wen, speaks during a rally ahead of Saturday's presidential election on January 10, 2020 in Taipei, Taiwan. Taiwan will go to the polls on Saturday after a campaign in which fake news and the looming …

Taiwanese Opposition Meets with Chinese President Xi Jinping

Chinese President Xi Jinping met on Friday with a delegation of Taiwanese that included Lien Chan, the former chairman of the Kuomintang party (KMT), which is currently the opposition but ran the country until the year 2000. Supporters of the governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) complain that the trip to China undermines President Tsai Ing-wen, whose election two years ago enraged mainland China and prompted it to begin an aggressive campaign of diplomatic and economic isolation against Taiwan.

The Associated Press