This rocker-turned-politician uses his celebrity to push Taiwan’s case


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As an independent member of Taiwan’s parliament known as the Legislative Yuan, Lim will not face another election until 2024. Instead, he is campaigning on behalf of candidates seeking seats in the Saturday elections which will determine the island’s mayors and local councillors for the next four years. While contested largely on domestic issues, these midterm elections play an important role determining the candidates for Taiwan’s next presidential elections. Lim says this year’s local polls are more significant than in previous years. As fears about China’s claims to the island build, there is more international focus on Taiwanese politics than...