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Taiwan MPs Give Aborigines Greater Autonomy

Indigenous peoples’ push for legal autonomy in Taiwan reached a milestone this month when parliament changed a local governance law to give Austronesian aboriginal populations more power. The amended law removes a barricade to deeper tribal self-rule, a longstanding hope among aborigines, and may grab the attention of indigenous people elsewhere.   Taiwan’s parliament amended a law to extend self-governing rights to majority indigenous towns throughout the island. Under the law,...

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