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Touted as ‘next Hong Kong’ Taiwan lives on the edge


Harrison, M, Touted as next Hong Kong' Taiwan lives on the edge, The Australian, News Pty. Ltd., Sydney, 23 November (2019) [Media Interview]

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The more that Beijing has represented the Taiwanese as being Chinese, the less the people of Taiwan have identified as such. Entwined with democratic elections and free speech, Taiwan’s own unique identity, which blends the island’s indigenous and colonial histories involving Japan, China, The Netherlands and Spain, has only strengthened. "The Taiwanese have been pursuing self-determination since the 1920s and those political aspirations are stronger now than ever," says University of Tasmania lecturer Mark Harrison, a Taiwan expert.

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Item Type:Media Interview
Keywords:Taiwan China elections
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Political science
Research Field:Government and politics of Asia and the Pacific
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:International relations
Objective Field:International political economy (excl. international trade)
UTAS Author:Harrison, M (Dr Mark Harrison)
ID Code:135989
Year Published:2019
Deposited By:Office of the School of Social Sciences
Deposited On:2019-11-25
Last Modified:2019-11-27

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