Taiwan election: What you need to know
Taiwan's presidential election on January 14 will be contested by the country's first ever female candidate, Tsai Ing-wen, along with veteran politician James Soong and the incumbent President Ma Ying-jeou.
Although Mr Ma won a landslide victory back in 2008, he now faces a tough fight from Tsai Ing-wen of the Democratic Progressive Party.
BBC Chinese's Raymond Li explains who the candidates are and how the outcome could affect the country and the wider region.
10 Jan 2012
- From the section Asia