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Ian Inkster
Opinion

Opinion

Ian Inkster

Hong Kong’s hopes and fears are not Taiwan’s – and its protests are a distraction for Taiwanese voters

  • Owing to Hong Kong’s colonial history and role in global affairs, the city’s relationship with Beijing is vastly different from the equally complex cross-strait relations
  • Extrapolating from events in Hong Kong to forecast Taiwan’s future is a mistake, and a setback for Taiwanese democracy

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Ian Inkster

Ian Inkster

Ian Inkster, PhD, is professorial research associate at the Centre of Taiwan Studies, SOAS, University of London, and a senior fellow at the Taiwan Studies Programme, China Policy Institute, University of Nottingham.

Hsin Hsin Victoria Chang

Hsin Hsin Victoria Chang

Hsin Hsin Victoria Chang is in the graduate school in international social and public policy, London School of Economics.