Frozen Garlic: Campaign Trail: Freddy Lim rally on Ketagalan Blvd.

On Saturday evening, I went to Freddy Lim’s rally on Ketagalan Boulevard, right in front of the presidential building. This was one of the most unique political rallies I have ever attended. I had just come from a very ordinary DPP rally, and the transition from that utterly conventional event to this very unconventional one […]

Frozen Garlic: Campaign Trail: KMT event in Xizhi

… New Taipei 12 is really two separate territories. There is Xizhi, and there is everything else. Xizhi, which has about 70% of the voters, is an extension of Taipei City. Xizhi has grown rapidly over the past thirty years, and it has transformed from a discreet small town into the easternmost edge of the […]

Focus Taiwan: Initiators of petition to recall Han deliver signatures to CEC

Taipei, Dec. 26 (CNA) The initiators of a petition to recall Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) submitted approximately 30,000 signatures to the Central Election Commission (CEC) Thursday, setting in motion a three-step process that could potentially lead to a recall vote next year. … According to the law, the first step in the recall process […]

Taipei Times: Ma accuses Control Yuan’s Chen of interfering with the judicial system

Former president Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) yesterday fought back after reports that Control Yuan member Chen Shih-meng (陳師孟) plans to question Taipei District Court Judge Tang Yue (唐玥) over the High Court’s decision to acquit Ma in July. … Chen would be seriously interfering with the justice system, Ma said. Ma was acquitted of charges that […]

Taipei Times: 2020 Elections: DPP chairman urges supporters not to split vote

… Cho spent most of the day giving pep talks and attending rallies and motorcades with DPP candidates Enoch Wu (吳怡農), Hsieh Pei-fen (謝佩芬) and Hsu Shu-hua (許淑華). With eight electoral districts in Taipei and several parties contesting those eight legislative seats, the DPP and its supporters cannot afford to be complacent and must continue […]

Taipei Times: 2020 Elections: NCC warns television stations not to inflate votes

The National Communications Commission (NCC) yesterday warned television stations against inflating votes in favor of select candidates during the vote counting process on election day to boost their ratings. “While we respect the freedom of the press, we will have staff stationed at the Central Election Commission’s [CEC] Election Affairs Emergency Response Center on Jan.1 […]

Taipei Times: 2020 Elections: Tsai and Han spar over economy, SID in debate

President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) and Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜), the Chinese Nationalist Party’s (KMT) presidential candidate, yesterday debated their economic policies and reinstatement of the Special Investigation Division (SID) at the second platform presentation for the Jan. 11 election. Tsai, who won a draw to speak first, began her presentation by touting her economic […]