Welcome to Facebook, Taiwan poll candidate tells Chinese as posts flood in

Tens of thousands of posts apparently from China have flooded Taiwan presidential election front runner Tsai Ing-wen's Facebook account, demanding that the island return to China – and her response on Wednesday was to welcome mainland interest in democracy. The surge in posts, nearing 70,000 by Wednesday, is all the more astonishing because Facebook is generally blocked in Communist Party-ruled China, although there are ways of getting around firewalls.

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