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Taiwan Votes in Elections Seen as Referendum on China Policy

Taiwanese began voting in midterm local elections Saturday that are seen as a referendum on the independence-leaning administration of President Tsai Ing-wen, amid growing pressure from the island’s powerful rival China. The elections that follow Tsai’s landslide victory in 2016 will decide the races for 22 mayors and county magistrates along with thousands of local officials. Driven from power two years ago, the opposition Nationalists, known also as the KMT, hope to regain territory...

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