·Htin Kyaw’s close relationship with Aung San Suu Kyi puts her effectively as the leader of Myanmar. ·Kyaw is Myanmar’s first civilian president after half a century of military rule over the country.
·Trump is increasingly likely to become the Republican candidate for the 2016 Presidential election. ·Sanders has had a string of wins, capped with the upset at Michigan, that threatens Clinton’s current lead for the nomination race.
China faces criticism from the United States and the United Kingdom on infringing freedom of the press and human rights. Taiwan remains silent on the issue except for an urging to adhere to freedom of the press and human rights. China fired back at the UK over its interference of its domestic affairs.
·Dropping Chinese tourist levels may negatively affect Taiwan’s tourist industry. ·The election of Tsai Ing-wen may have prompted the Chinese government to restrict Cross-Strait tourism.
·This election upheld the precarious status quo in Hong Kong’s legislative body. ·Edward Leung, arrested for his role in the Fishball Revolution, got 15% of the votes, demonstrating the rise of youth discontent influencing politics.