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Taiwan’s digital minister on China’s “digital authoritarianism”

Episode Summary

Imagine a world in which middle schoolers fact check presidential debates and public officials publish transcripts of every conversation they have. That’s the world that Audrey Tang, Taiwan’s digital minister, has helped create, thereby fortifying Taiwan’s democracy even as it faces increasing threats from China. Tang tells POLITICO’s Ryan Heath what it’s like to govern and live in the shadow of China.

Episode Notes

Imagine a world in which middle schoolers fact check presidential debates and public officials publish transcripts of every conversation they have. That’s the world that Audrey Tang, Taiwan’s digital minister, has helped create, thereby fortifying Taiwan’s democracy even as it faces increasing threats from China. Tang tells POLITICO’s Ryan Heath what it’s like to govern and live in the shadow of China.

Audrey Tang is Taiwan’s digital minister. 

Ryan Heath is the host of the "Global Insider" podcast and authors the newsletter. 

Olivia Reingold produces “Global Insider.” 

Irene Noguchi 

edits “Global Insider” and is the executive producer of POLITICO Audio.