SCMP: To win over Hong Kong and Taiwan, Xi’s China must break a 2,000-year tradition

… Far from enabling China’s peaceful reunification, the one country, two systems model is undermining it. Perhaps this was inevitable, owing to a cause more fundamental than Xi’s centralisation of power, the Communist Party’ increasing interference in Hong Kong’s affairs, or even the basic contradiction between a one-party regime and a multiparty democracy. The Chinese […]

Ketagalan Media: Where is the DPP Concentrating Its Firepower?

With the 2020 Taiwan presidential race now an all-but-foregone conclusion, attention is now focussed on the legislative races being held concurrently. The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) is angling to keep their legislative majority, which they may or may not keep. The party knows from hard experience during the presidency of their own Chen Shui-bian, when […]

Taipei Times: 2020 Elections: No room for ambiguity on national sovereignty, Tsai says

… “China has promised peaceful coexistence across the Taiwan Strait, by suggesting we go along with its ‘one country, two systems’ proposal, but this proposal is aimed at … exterminating the Republic of China,” she said. “Some people urged us to go along with the ‘one country, two systems’ proposal, which they said would ensure […]

Taipei Times: 2020 Elections: Ko clarifies stance on infiltration bill

… The DPP has said it aims to pass the third reading of the draft on Dec. 31. It advanced to a second reading last month. The 12-article draft would subject those who disrupt the social order under the command or at the request of “infiltration sources” to a prison term of up to seven […]

Taipei Times: 2020 Elections: Tricks used to make recall march look bigger, Han says

… Han, the Chinese Nationalist Party’s (KMT) presidential candidate, yesterday morning posted a picture on Facebook of the Kaohsiung march organized by civic groups, which shows demonstrators carrying a giant banner with a small number of people under it. “The biggest fig leaf in Taiwan’s history since its democratization,” he wrote of the picture. Asked […]

Focus Taiwan: Petition to recall Han passes first signature threshold: initiators

… The petitioners will officially file their recall request with the Central Election Commission (CEC) on Thursday, having collected more than the required 22,800 signatures in the first phase of the petition, said Aaron Yin (尹立), founder of the grassroots movement Wecare Kaohsiung. In the second stage of the petition, an estimated 228,000 signatures would […]