A flurry of diplomatic initiatives and counter-initiatives from Taiwan’s sharply divided political establishment – the anti-independence pan-blue bloc and formally pro-independence pan-greens – has shifted the cross-strait issue (i.e. relations with China) into overdrive.

Filipina women workers in the Taiwanese capital, Taipei, have been locked in battle with the China Times Weekly (CTW), one of the country’s three top circulation newspapers, over a racist and sexist article it ran on 7th March - the day before International Womens’ Day.

Ahead of Taiwan’s elections on 11 December, Taiwanese socialist Huang Ding-wang who is living abroad gave the following interview to Laurence Coates of Rättvisepartiet Socialisterna (CWI Sweden).

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