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Mark Buckton

Mark Buckton is a British national based in Taipei, Taiwan. Mark is a longtime writer and editor who has contributed to media including BBC, CNN, Japan Times, Taipei Times and Taiwan Times. He is also the founder of the UK's first ever Conservative Party branch in Taiwan.

Why doesn’t Taiwan allow absentee voting?

On November 26th millions of Taiwanese will wake up early to travel the length and breadth of the 13,800 square mile island off the east coast of China, returning to hometowns near and far – just to cast a ballot. Some might even fly in from overseas to be heard …

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‘Cancelling’ Taiwan’s opposition threatens a repeat of the past

When John Lennon penned the lyrics for Strawberry Fields Forever in the late 1960s, he included the line “Living is easy with eyes closed, misunderstanding all you see.” A throwaway lyric in the career of an iconic musician, this line in one of the Beatles most iconic tunes today encapsulates …

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