Candidates' posters of the Taiwanese presidential election are hung on a building wall in Taipei on Dec. 21, 2023.
34 min

Taiwan presidential elections, with Angela Köckritz



Shortly before the presidential elections on January 13, author and journalist – and former MERICS Senior Fellow – Angela Köckritz travelled to Taiwan to follow the debates on the ground. In this MERICS podcast, she talks to Claudia Wessling about an exciting head-to-head race, Taiwan's approaches to deal with increasing disinformation and fake news from China and the debate about military service and defense policies. She recently wrote a MERICS Report on China’s disinformation offensive in Taiwan. The report and podcast are part of  our series on Taiwan’s 2024 presidential election.

Logos China Horizons, Funded by the European Union

This podcast episode is part of the “Dealing with a Resurgent China” (DWARC) project, which has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon Europe research and innovation programme under grant agreement number 101061700.

Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union. Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them.



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