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2012 Presidential Elections: Taiwan

2012 is a huge year for presidential elections around the world. They happen every year, but it seems like this year has a larger number than usual of especially significant presidential elections. This may be biased because three of the countries I have closest ties to (the U.S., France, and Mexico) all have their presidential elections. Nonetheless, this series seems warranted for the sheer number of elections going on. Let me know if I miss any.

Ma Ying-jeou won re-election as the president of Taiwan last weekend. This is good news if you are for (short- and perhaps long-term) stability, closer ties with China, and economic development. This is bad news if you are for complete independence from China and regard that as the best avenue to economic development and social stability.

"Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God." (Romans 13:1 NIV).


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今週初めて黒澤明の『隠し砦の三悪人』という映画を見ました。この三悪人とは、だれですか? 三船敏郎が演じる真壁六郎太(まかべろくたろう)と二人の百姓です。この3人の登場人物の関係はとても面白くて、全ての人間の弱さも愛される性質も示します。