Taiwan election seen as referendum on China influence

Hundreds of pro-democracy protesters have fled Hong Kong to the island since the demonstrations began.

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    After seven months of unrest in Hong Kong, people in Taiwan are taking notice.

    Hundreds of pro-democracy protesters have fled to the island since the demonstrations began.

    And Taiwan's presidential election this weekend is seen as a referendum on Beijing's increasing influence.

    Al Jazeera's Scott Heidler reports from Taipei.


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