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Taiwan's election: A battle over identity with ballots not bullets

Tsai defends imagined state of Taiwan, while Han says he loves Republic of China

CHRIS HORTON, Contributing writer | Taiwan

TAIPEI -- Campaign season is in full swing in Taiwan, with a high-stakes election just a month away. The ruling Democratic Progressive Party and the opposition Kuomintang are vying for the island's presidency and control of the legislature, but if you listen to their language, you could be forgiven for thinking they are talking about two different countries.

In a way, they are.

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