EBC News: Tainan billboard hidden message mocks Han Kuo-yu

A bill board in Tainan, featuring the KMT emblem, features a poem touting typical KMT presidential candidates themes, such as “if elected everyone will become wealthy”…but only when read from left to right.  If read from top to bottom, the first line reads “hoping (or praying) straw bag (ie, idiot) Han Kuo-yu loses the election”.  […]

Taipei Times: 2020 Elections: Ko says criticism of DPP is justified

Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) yesterday said that he is not criticizing the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) to gain votes for his Taiwan People’s Party (TPP) in the Jan. 11 elections, but because he believes there is a standard for what is right. The existence of “third force” parties means that the two major parties […]

Taipei Times: 2020 Elections: Tsai thanks film artist for billboard

President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) was in Tainan on Saturday to personally thank legendary Taiwanese painter Yan Jhen-fa (顏振發) at the unveiling of his latest work, an election billboard featuring Tsai, who is seeking re-election, and her running mate, former premier William Lai (賴清德). People have flocked to see the finished billboard, which sparked online discussions […]

Taipei Times: Han must not dodge blame, minister says

… On Sunday, Han, the Chinese Nationalist Party’s (KMT) presidential candidate, accused the ministry of making it difficult for the Kaohsiung City Government to secure property at the Port of Kaohsiung to develop the project. “Han should really review the city’s plans to obtain and develop the property, and how to secure a permit for […]

Taipei Times: 2020 Elections: Han criticizes DPP for ‘mudslinging’

… Since taking office as mayor, he has often had to run the city “with a dark cloud hanging over [his] head,” Han, the Chinese Nationalist Party’s (KMT) presidential candidate, told reporters in Kaohsiung. Every effort he has made has been distorted by the DPP’s online influence campaigns and “cybertroops,” he said. “It has become […]

Taipei Times: Tsai aims for NT$1tn tourism industry

Promising to turn Taiwan into one of Asia’s prime travel destinations in the next 10 years, President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) yesterday said that tourism would become a growth driver for the nation’s economy, generating more than NT$1 trillion (US$33 billion) in output. … As of last week, Taiwan had received 11.11 million international visitors this […]