More than 19 million voters in Taiwan are set to vote on Saturday to elect their new president and 113 members of parliament.

The term of incumbent President Tsai Ing-wen will come to an end this spring when the new president is sworn in on May 20.

According to political observers in the island nation, which China sees as a breakaway province, the role of Beijing in months-long Hong Kong demonstrations will influence the outcome of the elections.

“The basic issue right now [in Taiwan] is about its relationship with China [but] of course because of the issue of

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