It's hard not to be infected by Taiwan's democracy bug. Unfortunately, too many European leaders seem to have become immune to it (Photo:

Why the deafening EU silence on Taiwan election result?

China gave Taiwan a choice in its recent elections: vote for the incumbent Democratic Progressive Party and accelerate conflict; or kowtow to Beijing and maybe get a raincheck on Beijing's threats. The Taiwanese chose their option: democracy. Yet most democracies of the world failed these brave freedom-loving people and failed their own democracies in the process.

In 13 January election, the Taiwanese made clear they will not give in to bullying. While the turnout was comparable to Euro...

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