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Taiwan’s election is a blow to Beijing’s reunification hopes



In a defining moment for Taiwan’s democracy, the island nation’s voters have decisively spoken, granting the ruling Democratic Progressive Party an historic third presidential term.

The victory of presidential candidate Lai Ching-te, a figure known for his firm stance against Beijing’s claims, resonates beyond Taiwan’s shores.

The world is watching. Beijing is watching.

Clear and unavoidable

While China may prefer to downplay this outcome, the message from Taiwan is clear and unmistakable.

Taiwan’s meticulous approach to holding elections ensures a swift and transparent conclusion to the voting process.

Other democracies around the world should take note.

Beijing will find it hard to ignore Taiwan’s election

China’s reunification

The election results signal a strong rebuff to China’s unrelenting pressure for “reunification.”

Despite Beijing’s rhetoric and influence, the Taiwanese people have shown a clear preference for a leader who champions their distinct identity.

This election was about a rejection of China’s power.

This third consecutive win for the DPP, unprecedented in Taiwan’s current electoral system, is not without its challenges.

The party faces diminished parliamentary support, reflecting public discontent with domestic issues such as housing affordability and stagnant wages. This legislative setback could hinder Lai’s ability to govern effectively.

The significance of Taiwan’s election extends beyond its borders, occurring amidst escalating geopolitical tensions between Beijing and Washington.

Ahron Young is an award winning journalist who has covered major news events around the world. Ahron is the Managing Editor and Founder of TICKER NEWS.

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Time is running out for Biden’s death penalty abolition



President Joe Biden is facing increasing pressure as his administration grapples with the challenge of fulfilling a key 2020 campaign promise – the abolition of the federal death penalty.

The issue has gained renewed attention as the Department of Justice reviews its policies on capital punishment.

Despite initial steps like imposing a moratorium on federal executions, the President’s commitment to a complete abolition faces hurdles in Congress and legal complexities.

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What can be learned from the AT&T outage?



The outage lasted for several hours and impacted thousands of customers across the United States.

White House national security spokesperson John Kirby said the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security were looking into an AT&T outage that lasted for several hours and impacted thousands of customers across the United States.

AT&T said the hour-long outage to its U.S. cellphone network appeared to be the result of a technical error, not a malicious attack and that the Federal Communications Commission was in touch with the company.

Hugh Odom a former AT&T Attorney and the Founder and President of Vertical Consultants joins Veronica Dudo to discuss. #IN AMERICA TODAY #featured #telecommunications #cellphone #AT&T #AT&Toutage

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Extremism top concern for U.S. voters ahead of election



Worries over political extremism and threats to democracy have surged to the forefront as the primary concern for U.S. voters, setting the stage for a high-stakes showdown in the upcoming November election.

The three-day Reuters Ipsos poll, which concluded on Sunday, found that 21% of respondents identified “political extremism or threats to democracy” as the nation’s most pressing issue, narrowly edging out concerns about the economy and immigration.

President Joe Biden appears to hold a slight advantage over his predecessor, Donald Trump, in addressing this issue, with 34% of respondents believing Biden has a better approach compared to 31% for Trump.

The findings underscore the deeply polarized political landscape in America, with Democrats prioritizing extremism as the top issue, while Republicans overwhelmingly focus on immigration.

Independent voters

The poll also highlights the pivotal role of independent voters, with nearly a third citing extremism as their primary concern, followed closely by immigration and the economy.

This suggests that the handling of extremism could significantly influence voter behavior in the upcoming election.

The rise of extremism as a top concern comes amid ongoing political turmoil, with Trump continuing to challenge the legitimacy of U.S. institutions and perpetuate false claims of election fraud.

His rhetoric has not only fueled division but also incited violence, as seen in the January 6, 2021, assault on the U.S. Capitol.

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