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10 Feb 2024

“Taiwanese elections are a far more sensitive topic for Beijing than elections in other democracies as the democratic example being set by Taipei can be a more direct source of inspiration for people in mainland China. When you see that people from your own in-group have democracy and can elect their leaders, it can cause particular frustration with your own non-elected leaders. That makes Taiwanese elections a threat to the CPC [Communist Party of China].”

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Research Director for China, Hong Kong and Taiwan at Freedom House
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