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Presidential election in taiwan: a clear message to beijing

President Tsai Ing-Wen, who is critical of China, wins by a clear margin. Younger people in particular voted for her – also because of the situation in Hong Kong.

Remains in office: election winner Tsai Ing-Wen Photo: ap

At nine o’clock in the evening local time, President Tsai Ing-Wen appears before the international press. Even though the vote count is still in full swing at this point, the 63-year-old’s clear election victory is already clear. Nevertheless, the progressive politician chooses a cautious tone. On the substance, however, she is clear: "The election result shows that we Taiwanese reject the ‘one country, two systems’ principle of China’s head of state Xi Jinping. I hope that the Beijing government understands that we will not cave in to threats and intimidation."

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New software for regional newspaper: too few people, too many stories

The "Rheinische Post" is getting an algorithm that tracks stories on social networks. Corporations use it as a shitstorm alarm.

Run through the net once and collect everything. Photo: kallejipp /

Until recently, Christian Lindner was the digital babo among regional newspaper makers. The editor-in-chief of Koblenz’s Rhein-Zeitung was long ridiculed for sometimes tweeting more than talking. He tweets a lot: from "editor-in-chief’s joys" to "editor-in-chief’s woes" to the "Hall of Fame" of headlines his people have created. On Wednesday, he posted Hall-of-Fame headline No. 2000; that alone is a testament to digital continuity. It’s all paid off: the remote Rhein-Zeitung is now considered an innovative media company. But now someone is stealing its thunder: Michael Brocker.