Taiwan Election Likely To Breathe Life Into Economy

From Reuters:

When Taiwan votes for a new president on Saturday, many will likely ignore pro-independence rhetoric in favor of bread-and-butter economic issues.

Stagnating wages, rising inflation and a widening wealth gap have taken centre stage as election issues over Taiwan’s fragile ties with China, which sees the island a renegade province and has never renounced the use of force to bring it under its fold.

Taiwan’s more than 17 million voters hope the next president will promote warmer ties with China, which could boost jobs and investment and help cushion the island from the impact of a weakening U.S. economy.

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