Is Taiwan’s Presidential Election a Referendum on the CCP?

On January 11, 23 million Taiwanese people will elect their next president and a new Legislative Yuan, which is one of the five branches of government in Taiwan. Against the backdrop of a grand conflict between China and the U.S., Taiwan’s choice will decide their relations with the two most powerful countries in the world. The stakes are also high for America and China. To the United States, Taiwan is an ally, a strategic partner and a friend that America once betrayed. To the Chinese Communist Party, reunification with Taiwan is a promise, a manifestation of the Party’s power and part of the so-called Chinese Dream. What will the upcoming presidential election in Taiwan bring to all parties concerned?