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China is blaming everyone but itself for Taiwan’s election result. Beijing pinned the landslide win of Tsai Ing-wen, who rejects closer ties to the mainland, on “dirty tactics” and “dark forces.” But her victory was clearly predicted by polls for a long time.

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  • I thiñk the real victors in Taiwan are the voters. This is how an election is supposed to work choosing the candidates that best suit Taiwanese needs and ignoring the wants of foreign governments. This is probably a lesson a number of meddling outside powers.

  • The Chinese regime has much too high an opinion of itself— especially of its appeal to other countries. The “Chinese model” appeals to developing countries which have never experienced a functional democracy, yes. But the CCP has failed massively to understand that its strong-arm tactics are doomed to

    The Chinese regime has much too high an opinion of itself— especially of its appeal to other countries. The “Chinese model” appeals to developing countries which have never experienced a functional democracy, yes. But the CCP has failed massively to understand that its strong-arm tactics are doomed to backfire in any society with civil rights and a free press.

    The CCP has a spectacularly effective propaganda system— but its leaders seem to be high on their own supply.