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Aborigines of Taiwan See Hopes for Autonomy Fade

A top Taiwanese official says the chances of passage for a bill on indigenous people’s autonomy are slim to none. A draft law that would give land or special rights to 16 aboriginal groups will die by year’s end for lack of legislative approval after more than a decade of revisions. Taiwan’s government has tried for 14 years to craft a bill that would offer Austronesian aboriginals their own land and a budget for self-rule. The group, comprising two percent of the population, would get...

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