On 16 January 2016 Taiwan held both presidential and legislative elections. The pro-independence Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) conquered a majority in the national assembly. DPP candidate opposition DPP candidate Tsai Ing-wen defeated Kuomingtang candidate Eric Chu Li-Luan in a landslide victory.
Has the Sunflower Movement won? Will Taiwan push for formal independence from China? Keep the new administration maintain working economic relations as political ties go through a bumpy ride? How is Taiwanese society changing and which new social cleavages are emerging?
Abstract: North Korea is not a”normal” country. Since the war (1950-53) ended unsettled with an armistice, North Korea has been represented by the USA and its ally South Korea as an enemy of the West. Neither a part of the Soviet-led camp nor a part of the Sino-communist group, North Korea is still considered a communist dictatorship with all the negative consequences related to this kind of system and is often portrayed as the last Stalinist dictatorship.