AND Magazine: Chinese Psyops Against America: One Hell Of A Success

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is a nasty regime.  But sometimes one marvels at what it has accomplished.  And no, it’s not the Shenzhen skyscrapers or the new Beijing airport. Rather, the CCP has pulled off the most successful psychological operations campaign in history over the last four decades.  It managed to neuter the United […]

Taiwan Quick Take: DPP, KMT dress for sovereignty battle

Both the KMT and DPP are campaigning on the battle for sovereignty in this election. KMT candidate Han Kuo-yu has repeatedly campaigned with the warning that this election is about the survival of the Republic of China.  By this it can be assumed he is referring to the ideals, history, name and future of a […]

Ketagalan Media: The New ‘In’ Spot for the World’s Makers

The district of Sanchong in New Taipei has seen better times. In the 1970s, it emerged as the processing hub for manufacturing in northern Taiwan, with factories lining major transportation arteries and tucked away in small alleys. Small factory owners honed their specific skills and relied on their two hands to support the economic miracle […]

Taiwan Quick Take: Anti-infiltration bill concerns

That the People’s Republic of China has an active campaign to infiltrate into Taiwan’s society, media, temples and political process is without doubt, and Taiwan is by most international assessments is “ground zero” for the PRC’s United Front activities.  Other countries–most recently Australia–have passed laws targeting similar infiltration activities in their countries.  The threat is […]

Focus Taiwan: Han criticizes ‘politically-motivated’ Kaohsiung recall movement

Taipei, Dec. 26 (CNA) Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜), opposition Kuomintang candidate for the 2020 presidential election, criticized an ongoing movement to recall him as mayor Thursday, saying it marks an extremely distorted page in the history of Taiwan’s democracy. “In a democratic society, the public are entitled to vote or recall a popularly elected […]

Taipei Times: 2020 Elections: Han to woo 50m overseas Chinese to invest in nation

Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) yesterday said that if elected president, he would encourage the approximately 50 million overseas Chinese worldwide to invest in Taiwan. Their investment would help young people’s start-ups and make Taiwan “the second Israel,” the Chinese Nationalist Party’s (KMT) presidential candidate told a Taipei forum on start-ups and innovation. Given Taiwan’s […]

Taipei Times: 2020 Elections: DPP strategizing for poll battle ahead

Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Chairman Cho Jung-tai (卓榮泰) yesterday said he has met with party officials to discuss strategies for campaigning in “easy” and “tough” districts, as well as measures against illegal betting disrupting the outcome of the Jan. 11 presidential and legislative elections. Following former Japanese representative to Taiwan Mikio Numata’s prediction that there […]

Taipei Times: New policies on wages, labor begin next month

Several new policies are to go into effect on New Year’s Day, including the raised basic monthly wage, which would affect nearly 2 million workers, the Executive Yuan said yesterday. The increased basic monthly wage of NT$23,800, up from NT$23,100, would benefit 1.36 million local and 465,000 foreign workers, while the increased basic hourly rate […]