Taipei Times: Local filming for China’s state-run media probed

The Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) yesterday said that it would launch an administrative investigation into whether it is illegal to produce programs for Chinese state-run media in Taiwan. … The program is the only show on CCTV’s international Chinese-language channel that discusses Taiwanese affairs, and it has good ratings in China and overseas, the Wikipedia […]

Frozen Garlic: Campaign Trail: DPP rally in Taoyuan 4

… The DPP candidate in Taoyuan 4 is Cheng Pao-ching, an old DPP war horse. Cheng has been prominent in local DPP politics since the early 1990s. He was elected to the legislature back in 1995 and lost the 2005 race for county magistrate (to Eric Chu). Four years ago, he made a dramatic comeback […]

Focus Taiwan: 2020 Elections: Hong Kong on the minds of first-time voters

Taipei, Dec. 22 (CNA) The months-long democracy movement in Hong Kong will likely encourage more young Taiwanese first-time voters to cast ballots in January’s presidential and legislative elections, scholars and students told CNA recently. Twenty-two-year-old Tsai Yi-kai (蔡一愷), head of the student association at National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) in Tainan, said students there are […]

Taipei Times: Protesters urge Mayor Han’s removal

… Shouting slogans such as “Recall Han Kuo-yu,” “Liberate Kaohsiung” and “Hang in there, Taiwan,” the group set off from the Kaohsiung Cultural Center at about 2pm and marched toward the waterfront in Yancheng District (鹽埕). The protesters formed a human snake stretching nearly 1km along Wufu First Road, aerial images showed. Some carried banners […]

Taipei Times: 2020 Elections: Han Kuo-yu asks for chance to serve nation

… He thanked supporters and the city’s residents for electing him as mayor last year. Kaohsiung has not been the center of such attention in more than a century, with supporters from the city and elsewhere attending the event packing the Kaohsiung MRT metropolitan rail system, Han said, adding that local hotels have been booked […]

Focus Taiwan: Hundreds of thousands march in pro-, anti-Han rallies in Kaohsiung

… The pro-Han camp marched in northern Kaohsiung to garner support for Han to unseat the incumbent Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) in the Jan. 11, election, while the anti-Han rally took place in the southern part of the city, urging Han’s recall as mayor and expressing their dissatisfaction with his representing the KMT against Tsai after […]