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Pro-China Ruling Party Loses Ground in Taiwan Elections

Taiwan’s ruling party, known for its engagement with old enemy China, suffered a worse than expected defeat in local elections Saturday. The results hurt the Nationalist Party’s odds of holding the presidency in 2016 and may slow talks with Beijing.  The elections give momentum to the chief opposition party, which takes a tougher stance on China. The Nationalist Party lost the top jobs in eight cities and counties Saturday in island-wide elections considered a mid-term test for...

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