Current Affairs Taiwan (CAT) 台灣時事 12.23.2019 Episode 25

This week, hosts Courtney Donovan Smith (石東文) and Michael Turton (麥哲恩) delve into the duelling rallies in support of, and calling for the recall of, KMT presidential candidate and Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu. Former president says if President Tsai wins re-election she will raise electricity rates. Tsai’s revival in the polls is no surprise as Mike explains, and Donovan goes into where the DPP is concentrating their rallies. The Wayne Chiang/Enoch Wu race in Taipei is getting hot–in more ways than one. Global Views has come out with a poll that is very enlightening on several levels, including politically and in regards Taiwanese views on Communist China. It appears Han Kuo-yu is angling for KMT party chair…but current Chair Wu Den-yih is quoted in Mirror Media as saying he’s planning to serve out his full term until May 2021…and Mirror Media is saying that the powerful military veteran’s group in the KMT has split into factions, which is potentially huge. Misogyny reappears, but the women support the KMT 10% more than men. Chiu Yi in in the news again, decent GDP forecasts and more…
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