Donovan’s Quick Take: Hou You-yi relents and rallies with Han Kuo-yu

Until now, New Taipei Mayor Hou You-yi (侯友宜) of the KMT has been openly dismissive of presidential candidate Daniel Han Kuo-yu’s (韓國瑜) run for the presidency, stating he was too busy to attend Han’s campaign rallied or take up the post of campaign manager for New Taipei City because he claimed he was too busy […]

Reports: Ballot numbers picked for Taiwan Presidential tickets

This morning the Central Election Commission (CEC) held the drawing of lots for the numbers on the ballot for the presidential tickets.  Scoring number one on the ballot was the People’s First Party (PFP) ticket of James Soong (宋楚瑜) and VP candidate Yu Hsiang-deng (余湘等).  Number two on the ballot will be the Chinese Nationalist […]

Focus Taiwan: Reform more difficult than revolution: Chen Chu

… Chen was among those arrested and she was tried in a military court on charges of rebellion. She was found guilty and sentenced to 12 years in prison but was released in 1986 after serving six years of her sentence. In May 2019, Chen’s record of conviction on rebellion charges was wiped out by […]