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Taiwan’s Pork and Chips Diplomacy

It’s hard to find a world leader who’s had a better 2020 than Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen.

She won reelection in January in a landslide, oversaw one of the world’s best responses to the Covid-19 pandemic, and steered an economic recovery that’s boosted Taiwan’s stock exchange to record heights. The central bank recently made an upward revision to its 2020 growth target, to 1.6%, making Taiwan an outlier in a year when most major economies are expected to shrink.

Tsai does have one major problem: The Chinese Communist Party is newspaper, a CCP mouthpiece, warned in a tweet that she would be “wiped out” in a war if she violated China’s anti-secession law.

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