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Read the news about Ma Ying-Jeou winning the elections in Taiwan.
Check out the country overview on Taiwan in 2011 in Asian Survey (2012).
Explore the implications of the re-election of Ma Ying-jeou on foreign relations policy in Taiwan, especially with China.
Topic: Implications for foreign relations policy with China after Taiwan's presidential elections
Search strategy: foreign relations and taiwan and china
OR: elections and taiwan
OR: (Ma Ying Jeou or Ma Yingjeou or MA Yingjiu)
Finding News Articles
Search strategy: Taiwan and elections and China
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AND – use to specify that both words must be present. E.g. Japan AND China
OR – use to specify that either words can be present. E.g. Asia OR Asian
* – use to replace characters in the word and helps to retrieve variations of the word. The symbol used may vary from database to database. Check the help or search tips in the database. E.g. Use globali* to include words like (globalise or globalize or globalizing or globalisation or globalization).
( ) – use to specify which group of words to process first. E.g. nationalism and (Asia OR Asian)
"Phrase search" – use to specify the order of the words. E.g. “National identity”
Field search – use to specify the field that the words must appear. E.g. Nationalism in SU Subject Terms or Korea in GE Geographic Terms
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