Feature: Voting on the Frontline – after crushing defeat, Taiwan’s KMT clings to islands on China’s shore

“Matsu is the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT)’s forward position,” hotelier Mr Ch’iu says on far-flung Dongyin island, home to the northernmost extremity of Taiwan’s territory. On the eve of the election that delivered the ruling party’s worst defeat in its 104-year history, residents of the Matsu island chain are gathering within plain sight of the […]