Taiwan: Dodging the Bullet
Taiwan's presidential election is over amid heated disputes, leaving behind it layers of suspicion and a nation divided [March 29]. We knew all along that President Chen Shui-bian might do something dramatic to change the course of the campaign in his favor. No one, however, could have imagined an assassination attempt barely 20 hours before the election. There is still much speculation that the shooting was a political stunt staged to win sympathy votes for Chen. Even if the bullets were actually fired by a would-be assassin, the fact remains that the legitimacy of Chen's presidency...

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