Media playback is unsupported on your device

A look ahead to Taiwan's presidential election

14 December 2011 Last updated at 13:49 GMT

Voters in Taiwan go to the polls to elect their president in January.

The election could have a big impact on the island's relations with rival China.

Beijing still sees Taiwan as its province, even though it has been ruled separately since the end of a civil war in 1949.

Depending on who is elected, relations with Beijing could take a turn for the better or the worse.

Cindy Sui reports from the Taiwanese capital Taipei.

Most watched

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.