Taiwan Insight: Zooming in on the ‘Speak Your Mother Tongue’ Controversy

Taiwan presidential election campaigning would be incomplete without language controversies. On 3 November during her Taichung ‘Chia-fen lectures’, Lee Chia-fen, spouse of KMT presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu, spoke up in support of her husband’s vision of educational policy. Here we will examine some of the responses to these statements. It was Lee’s personal opinion of […]

Taiwan News: Frequent Taiwanese media tours to China found before 2020 elections

… Some 23 Taiwanese media outlets have reportedly cited articles from China’s state mouthpiece www.taiwan.cn multiple times. Most of the cited material has followed Bejing’s line of criticism of Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文), and some have promoted China’s new “26 measures,” which purportedly grant Taiwanese working in the country equal treatment with Chinese nationals. […]

Focus Taiwan: 2020 Elections: KMT, DPP rising stars battle in Taipei legislative race

Taipei, Dec. 21 (CNA) Of the 113 legislative seats up for grabs in Taiwan’s Jan. 11 elections, perhaps none are being watched more closely than the battle in Taipei’s third district, in which opposition Kuomintang (KMT) incumbent Chiang Wan-an (蔣萬安) will try to hold his seat against Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) challenger Enoch Wu (吳怡農). […]

Taipei Times: 2020 ELECTIONS: DPP to hold ‘safeguard Taiwan’ rally

The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) yesterday unveiled a plan to counter “red infiltration” by staging a “safeguard Taiwan, boycott Wu Sz-huai” rally outside its Taipei headquarters on Sunday next week. Retired army major general Wu Sz-huai (吳斯懷) is a Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) legislator-at-large candidate. He sparked controversy following media reports that he attended an […]

Taipei Times: 2020 Elections: VP candidates present their platforms

… last night’s event was conducted in three rounds, with each candidate given 10 minutes per round. The order of presentation was decided by drawing lots, with former premier Simon Chang (張善政) of the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) going first, followed by former premier William Lai (賴清德) of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and former […]