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Taiwan elections

Taiwan's Tsai pushes anti-China 'infiltration' law before elections

President warns of 'limited time' to curb Beijing influence as opponents cry foul

Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen speaks during a campaign rally on Dec. 14 in Tainan, southern Taiwan. (Photo by Ken Kobayashi)

TAIPEI -- Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen is rushing to pass a law that would criminalize political activity backed by Chinese funding before the presidential and legislative elections on Jan. 11.

Tsai hopes to get the so-called anti-infiltration bill approved by the end of this year, as she seeks to block Beijing's influence on the self-ruled democratic island. Her Democratic Progressive Party holds a majority in the legislative yuan -- at least until the election -- making it likely the bill will pass.

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