Regarding the Dec. 10 editorial, “A test for Taiwan and China”: I would like to bring the following points to the attention of The Japan Times readers. The “nine-in-one” nationwide local government election of the Republic of China on Taiwan on Nov. 29 marks the largest local government electoral event ever in Taiwan’s history.

The election concluded peacefully, showing that democracy is deeply rooted in Taiwan society, which is also highly valued by the international society.

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