HomeCategoryNational Archives - Page 2 of 17 - Taiwan Report

https://report.tw/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/News_Pick41-1280x720.jpg

Taipei, Feb. 9 (CNA) Taiwan’s health care system has been ranked No. 1 in the world for two years in a row, according to the results of an online survey. With a score 86.71 out of 100, Taiwan ranked first among 93 countries around the world, according to the Health Care Index by Country released by Numbeo, an online database. South Korea and Japan are closely behind Taiwan in the rankings, with 81.97 and 81.14...

https://report.tw/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Must_Read38-1280x720.jpg

NOTE: the author uses “he” for Audrey Tang, which is not in accordance with her self identity. In May 2019, the Swedish research institute V‑Dem published its annual Democracy report. It concluded that Taiwan is subjected to more foreign disinformation than any other country in the world. Most of it, though not all, originates in China. However, Beijing’s comprehensive information operation against Taiwan failed spectacularly in the recent elections of the president and the legislative...

https://report.tw/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Must_Read34-1280x720.jpg

… Taiwan is a country under constant and increasing pressure. The People’s Republic of China is willing to use all means to secure Taiwan in its orbit. Increasingly, it has encroached on Taiwan’s mainstream and social media landscape to shape the narrative in its favor and to discredit the Tsai Administration, which it views as insufficiently deferential to Communist Party directives based on “One country, two systems”—a prospect that has never looked less appealing to the Taiwanese following events in...

https://report.tw/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/News_Pick35-1280x720.jpg

TAIPEI – As the authorities try to shape plans for future evacuations of Taiwanese stranded in coronavirus-hit Wuhan, an unlikely star emerged amid the tumult of the island government’s disease prevention work. Minister of Health and Welfare Chen Shih-chung has been praised by citizens for his hands-on approach in supervising the quarantine procedures and the efforts to speed up the evacuation, as well as the daily press conference he held to brief citizens on coronavirus...

https://report.tw/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Must_Read32-1280x720.jpg

… To address perceptions of same-sex marriage legalisation and its implications for the 2020 election, we conducted a web survey through PollcracyLab at National Chengchi University’s (NCCU) Election Study Center in December of 2019, with five hundred and two people, asking two questions specifically about same-sex marriage. First, we asked respondents, on a five-point scale of strongly oppose to strongly support, which best described their opinion on same-sex marriage legalisation. Consistent with other survey work,...

https://report.tw/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Must_Read24-01-1280x720.jpg

… The more nuanced understanding to this, however, is that, while the higher voter turnout has benefited the DPP on the whole, there were some districts—especially those in Kaohsiung—where the higher voter turnout in a few districts helped flipped the situation in favor of the KMT’s Han, while the DPP also saw strong gains in some others. While the idea in some quarters is that Han’s populism had failed in Taiwan, the fact that Han...

https://report.tw/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Must_Read23-01-1280x720.jpg

… After the general public turned against the KMT on the 1992 Consensus, the party finally is acknowledging it has become toxic electorally. But what can they do about it? The KMT traces its origins to revolutionary societies in China that overthrew the Manchurian Qing court and established the Republic of China in 1912. At the time, Taiwan was part of the Japanese Empire. After World War II, Taiwan became an Allied protectorate administered by...

https://report.tw/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/News_Pick47-1280x720.jpg

Taipei, Feb. 4 (CNA) Former Taipei Mayor Hau Lung-bin (郝龍斌) completed the field for next month’s election for Kuomintang (KMT) party chairman, registering his candidacy by Tuesday’s deadline. Hau’s only opponent will be KMT Legislator Chiang Chi-chen (江啟臣), who registered Monday. Hau submitted 40,632 signatures from registered, dues-paying KMT party members, far above the 7,751 needed to qualify as a candidate and more than the 34,782 signatures Chiang submitted. When he registered, he was accompanied...

https://report.tw/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Current-Affairs-Taiwan-•-A-podcast-on-Anchor.png

This week Michael Turton (麥哲恩) is on vacation (but still is with us this week with a new article on Report.tw). Courtney Donovan Smith (石東文) is joined by Scott Ellinger (陳鷹), a former US military and AIT official. The recall campaign by Han fans against Kaohsiung NPP city councilor Huang Jie passes signature count to move to stage two, Yu Shyi-kun is the new legislative speaker and Vice President-elect William Lai is going to America...

https://report.tw/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Screenshot_2020-01-30-Current-Affairs-Taiwan-CAT-台灣時事-01-28-2020-Episode-30-1280x701.jpg

This week Michael Turton (麥哲恩) is on vacation (but still is with us this week with a new article on Report.tw). Courtney Donovan Smith (石東文) is joined by Scott Ellinger (陳鷹), a former US military and AIT official. The recall campaign by Han fans against Kaohsiung NPP city councilor Huang Jie passes signature count to move to stage two, Yu Shyi-kun is the new legislative speaker and Vice President-elect William Lai is going to America...