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How Taiwan's digital democracy can help Asia thrive

Crowdsourcing for an inclusive and resilient Indo-Pacific

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Activists holding sunflowers take part in a gathering in Taipei in April 2014: we should unleash the power inherent in the crowdsourcing of democracy.   © Reuters

Audrey Tang is Digital Minister of Taiwan. This is an edited extract of her upcoming contribution to The Sydney Dialogue Playbook. The Sydney Dialogue is a tech policy summit hosted by the Australian Strategic Policy Institute and will be held virtually from Nov. 17 to Nov. 19.

COVID-19 has stress-tested democracies across the world, and the results have been discouraging. Many democracies, including those in the Indo-Pacific, have been revealed as flawed and failing -- either grasping for authority or gasping for relevance.

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