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"Rebel Without a Cause" is a 1955 American drama added to the Library of Congress National Film Registry as being deemed "culturally, historically and aesthetically significant" in portraying the moral decay of American youth.
President-elect Tsai Ing-wen's moderate leadership has been demonstrated in key moments after her victory. In her victory speech, she mentioned that she would do her utmost to 'build a consistent, predictable, and sustainable cross-strait relationship,' but also warned that 'any forms of suppression will harm the stability of cross-strait relations.'
Acting Kuomintang (KMT) Chairwoman Huang Min-hui urged members to roll up their sleeves and begin the daunting task of reforming the party after it was soundly defeated by the DPP in last Saturday's election. Huang said that the party was thankful for the strong message sent by voters, giving it the opportunity to reflect upon how far it had moved away from the public in recent years.
With all the dramas, resources and efforts entailed, it's easy for politicians and the public to mistake a general election as the beginning and the end of democracy. That can't be further from the truth and both the ruling Kuomintang (KMT) and the president-elect's Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) should realize that the tough work truly begins after the election.
Pan-green and pan-blue demographics have shifted dramatically since the 2012 elections with the historic results of Saturday, though the results also emphasized critical points that the now-ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and opposition Kuomintang (KMT) must continue to uphold and strive for.
The elections are over and an uncertain future awaits Taiwan.
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One of the bright aspects of Taiwan amid economic stagnation and political turmoil in recent years has been the nation's resilience to fear-mongering politics. While Taiwan also faces a sea change in politics brought about by a global wave of anti-establishment sentiment in the wake of the Great Recession, the sentiment has mostly been realized in the form of moderate leftist movements for civic participation, labor rights and social justice.
The Internet can make you and the Internet can break you. It is a lesson many headline-grabbing, meme-launching online celebrities have learned very well, but perhaps three siblings and their grandmother in Taiwan might recently have gained a better understanding as they have been both made and broken by online fame.
The last hustings among the three presidential candidates are over. Eric Chu, Tsai Ing-wen, and James Soong have all presented their cross-strait policies. Only Tsai, the Democratic Progressive Party's (DPP) standard bearer, did not make her position clear.
Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) presidential candidate Tsai Ing-wen, a heavy favorite in the 2016 presidential race, was the center of concern in an article by The Economist on Jan. 9. In "A Tsai is just a Tsai," the news publication muses that "eight years of uneasy truce across the Taiwan Strait are coming to an end," as Beijing is about to be forced to reckon with a DPP-led government that doesn't sing from the "one China" hymn sheet.
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