Political Reform in Taiwan 1986–89
By 1984–6, the authoritarian one-party rule of the KMT on Taiwan was unsustainable. International and domestic factors were contributing to a build-up of pressure for reform both within and outside the party. The KMT was faced with the choice of harsher repression or some sort of liberalisation. To the surprise of many, in view of his parentage and background, Chiang Ching-kuo chose the path of reform.
KeywordsPolitical Party Democratic Progressive Party Political Prisoner Political Liberalisation Democratic Reform
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