Video: Taiwan Report News Brief (03-05-2020) US House shows love for TAIPEI

Taiwan remains a free nation, good news on the coronavirus front, more places block Taiwanese visitors, 3Q takes aim at the Taishang in Wuhan, US House passes TAIPEI act, DPP boots out TAPA members and Johnny Chiang makes a couple of interesting comments. As always, all English articles used in the report are linked to […]

Podcast: Taiwan Report News Brief (03-05-2020) US House shows love for TAIPEI

Taiwan remains a free nation, good news on the coronavirus front, more places block Taiwanese visitors, 3Q takes aim at the Taishang in Wuhan, US House passes TAIPEI act, DPP boots out TAPA members and Johnny Chiang makes a couple of interesting comments. As always, all English articles used in the report are linked to […]

Video: Taiwan Report News Brief (03-01-2020) The curious case of the missing endorsements

Tough new drunk driving measures are set to kick in, more measures announced in the battle against the coronovirus, including one targeting foreign workers. The CECC and Health Ministry, however, come out against a crackdown against undocumented caregivers. Ko Wen-je posts a picture of himself when he was 18, and the KMT central standing committee […]

Ketagalan Media: Aaron Yin of WeCare Kaohsiung Forges Ahead to Recall Mayor Han Kuo-yu

Aaron Yin 尹立 is the initiator of WeCare Kaohsiung, one of the civic organizations jointly running a campaign to hold a recall vote against Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu 韓國瑜. In 2016, Yin, who has a background in design, was appointed as the Director-General of the Kaohsiung Cultural Bureau. In the later stages of Han’s mayoral […]

Taipei Times: Han recall petition drive nears own signature goal

A petition to recall Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) has garnered 270,639 signatures since it began on Jan. 29, bolstering confidence that a goal of 300,000 would be met this weekend before the documents are submitted to the Kaohsiung Election Commission, petition organizers said yesterday. The New Power Party alone submitted more than 10,000 signatures […]

The Diplomat: Taiwan’s Electoral System Puts the US to Shame

The looming 2020 U.S. presidential election will no doubt spark debate about the electoral college yet again, and the delayed and contested results from the Iowa caucus, the first test in the Democratic primary process, have already brought outrage. With that background in mind, the United States could learn a valuable lesson about improving democratic […]