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Challenges for the new era

After the end of the White Terror, the holding of a complete Congress's re-election and the first direct presidential election allowed Taiwan to become a democratic country in 1996. Since then, Taiwan has been internationally recognized for having its high levels of freedom in various aspects of life and the media.

Even so, Taiwan still faces new challenges with the "One China Principle"   implemented by the PRC. China still showcases its soft power economically and politically by using Taiwan's freedom of speech to its full advantage, often putting out news to remind the world of its "One China Principle." Moreover, those who do business in China are forced to take a stance and abide by the "One China Principle."  Therefore, countering such propaganda and the spread of fake news is one of the most pressing issues for Taiwan.