Podcast version: Current Affairs Taiwan (CAT) 台灣時事 12.09.2019 Episode 24

Exciting times, the video has some new graphics and a new look! Our new website Report.tw is up, and being updated daily with politics and foreign affairs news on Taiwan that we’ve curated for you, plus original Quick Takes by Donovan, more content from Michael and more coming. Plus, we’re now at a new podcast […]

Quick Take: Is Han’s hardcore support base beginning to crumble?

Frozen Garlic, in his most recent post on checking out two Han Kuo-yu rallies, had this to say (be sure to read the entire piece here, it’s worth the read): “On the drive home I kept asking myself whether I should take these disappointing crowds seriously. I think it does matter. Han’s rise has been […]

Frozen Garlic: Aggregated Presidential Polls

… I was wary of putting Hong Kong events on the timeline, since it makes it look as if what is happening in Taiwan is a direct result of events in Hong Kong. Of course, Taiwan’s relationship with China (broadly conceived) would have been the focal point of this election no matter what happened in […]

Taipei Times: The Formosa Incident: a look back

… The present street demonstrations in Hong Kong are reminiscent of those in Taipei in 1986. In addition to pressure from the grassroots level, Taiwan’s democracy movement of the 1980s had important support from abroad: In the US and Europe, the overseas Taiwanese community coalesced after the Kaohsiung Incident through organizations such as the Formosan […]

Taipei Times: KMT defends alleged Arthur Chen push

… The policewoman was wearing a baseball cap that said “New Zealand” and “appeared to be a random passer-by or a weird aunt,” KMT deputy spokesman Huang Hsin-hua (黃心華) said in a written statement. She was filming Chen at a close distance before he got upset during a commotion and resorted to “physical gestures” to […]

Current Affairs Taiwan (CAT) 台灣時事 12.09.2019 Episode 24

Exciting times, the video has some new graphics and a new look! Our new website Report.tw is up, and being updated daily with politics and foreign affairs news on Taiwan that we’ve curated for you, plus original Quick Takes by Donovan, more content from Michael and more coming. Plus, we’re now at a new podcast […]

Taipei Times: 2020 Elections: Candidates draw ballot numbers

… PFP Secretary-General Lee Hung-chun (李鴻鈞), who drew No. 1 on behalf of the party’s candidates, said the party would consider any number lucky. … Soong was also listed No. 1 on the ballot in the 2000 presidential election, which he lost by a thin margin, Lee said. “The result in the 2000 presidential election […]

Taipei Times: 2020 Elections: Fewer China-based voters expected

(Emphasis ours) The number of China-based Taiwanese businesspeople returning home to vote in next month’s elections is expected to be lower than for previous elections, a person familiar with the matter said on Sunday. A main reason is that Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜), the Chinese Nationalist Party’s (KMT) presidential candidate, is not considered a […]