In her new brief, Maëlle Lefèvre, researcher at Asia Centre — and specialising in the Indo-Pacific region, Greater China, and more specifically China-Taiwan relations — delves into the security implications arising from Taiwan’s Presidential and Parliament elections, as the DPP (Democratic Progressive Party) secured a third mandate with William Lai (on January the 13th). However, neither the KMT (Kuomintang) nor the DPP did secure an absolute majority in the Legislative Yuan, it is the TPP (Taiwan People’s Party) that holds a pivotal role in shaping legislative priorities.
Maëlle Lefèvre provides an historical context of Taiwanese political parties in order to identify the consequences for Taiwan’s policy implementation towards China, particularly in the realm of defence policies. The analysis also explores the Taiwanese wishes regarding their international relations, and Maëlle Lefèvre provides valuable insights into potential reactions from China in response to the election outcomes.
You can read the whole analysis here.