Maggie Lewis, a law professor at Seton Hall University, discusses the recent presidential election in Taiwan, where she and other Chinese and Taiwanese legal scholars took part as independent observers. Maggie and Kaiser also discuss domestic Taiwanese politics, the impact of demographic and social trends within the context of the election, and cross-Strait relations in 2020.
4:49: Political posturing toward the P.R.C.
14:51: How the Hong Kong protests affected the election in Taiwan
24:48: China, and Taiwanese independence
32:18: The political views of Tsai Ing-wen
37:00: Did China interfere in Taiwan’s presidential election?
Kaiser: The Light That Failed: Why the West Is Losing the Fight for Democracy, by Ivan Krasnev and Stephen Holmes.