Current Affairs Taiwan (CAT) 台灣時事 01-06-2020 Episode 27

On this episode, hosts Courtney Donovan Smith (石東文) and Michael Turton (麥哲恩) kick off with more amusing and odd gaffes coming from KMT presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu, and allegations of his buying a house for–and is confirmed to have travelled abroad with–a woman who isn’t his wife. Han reiterates pledge to reform the KMT, and […]

Podcast: Current Affairs Taiwan (CAT) 台灣時事 01-06-2020 Episode 27

On this episode, hosts Courtney Donovan Smith (石東文) and Michael Turton (麥哲恩) kick off with more amusing and odd gaffes coming from KMT presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu, and allegations of his buying a house for–and is confirmed to have travelled abroad with–a woman who isn’t his wife. Han reiterates pledge to reform the KMT, and […]

Lowy Institute: China has lost the battle for public opinion in Taiwan.

Introduction The most consequential election of 2020 might not come at the end of the year, when US President Donald Trump seeks a second term in the White House, but much earlier and closer to home for Australia, in Taiwan this weekend. On Saturday 11 January, the Taiwanese people will vote for their next president […]

Focus Taiwan: Taiwan seeks to send experts to Wuhan amid mysterious virus outbreak

Taipei, Jan. 6 (CNA) Taiwan’s Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said Monday that it has asked China to allow it to send people to the central Chinese city of Wuhan in order to gain a better understanding of a mysterious respiratory disease outbreak that has so far infected 59 people. Based on the “Cross-Strait Cooperation […]

Ketagalan Media: Taiwan’s Household Registration System Disenfranchises Its Young Voters

When Taiwan lines up to vote in Saturday’s presidential and legislative elections, many young people—especially those of a lower socioeconomic status—will be denied the ability to easily cast their ballots. Taiwan’s voting laws are tethered to its hukou (戶口), or household registration, system. While many countries allow voting by mail or by proxy, Taiwan’s election laws […]

Taipei Times: 2020 Elections: Foundation encouraged fake posts, Han camp says

The New Culture Foundation, which was established by Representative to Japan Frank Hsieh (謝長廷) … “The New Culture youth team,” a Facebook page affiliated with the foundation, on May 14 created a Facebook post titled: “How to appear like a Han fan when leaving a comment,” campaign office spokeswoman Anne Wang (王淺秋) told a news […]

Taipei Times: 2020 Elections: Han Kuo-yu invites supporters to final rally in Taipei

Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) yesterday urged supporters to join him at a rally on Taipei’s Ketagalan Boulevard on Thursday to show their love for the Republic of China. The rally would be the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) presidential candidate’s final large-scale campaign event in the capital before Saturday’s presidential and legislative elections. Quoting the […]

Taipei Times: 2020 Elections: Tsai Ing-wen begins five-day motorcade

President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文), the Democratic Progressive Party’s (DPP) presidential candidate, yesterday began a five-day motorcade campaign in the run-up to Saturday’s elections. … Tsai rode behind bulletproof glass in the back of a jeep as she waved to onlookers. The National Security Bureau has arranged for a vehicle of the same model to follow […]