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Has President Ma overplayed his China hand?

TAIPEI -- Outwardly, President Ma Ying-jeou can claim some solid results after seven years in office: Taiwan's stock market is holding its own, the economy is growing at a reasonable rate, and tourists are pouring in from China.     

     Yet wages are static and there is widespread concern that the Ma administration's China-friendly policies have eroded Taiwanese sovereignty. Indeed, many younger voters set out to punish Ma and his Nationalist party in key mayoral elections in November.

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