Taiwan faces legislative showdown as China lashes out: Five things to know

TAIPEI – Taiwan’s opposition is defying a growing backlash against its legislative proposals that would challenge the authority of newly inaugurated President Lai Ching-te.

The main opposition party, the Kuomintang (KMT), and the smaller Taiwan People’s Party (TPP), which together have a parliamentary majority, are trying to force through bills that would give the legislature new investigative powers. and would effectively take control of large sums of money. infrastructure funds.

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