Taipei Times: 2020 Elections: DPP to make push in final weeks

… For the final two weekends of December, the DPP will concentrate on Taipei and New Taipei City, with Vice President Chen Chien-jen (陳建仁) and Lai riding in motorcades on Dec. 22, in a push for DPP legislative candidates, said a DPP insider who declined to be identified. For weekend of Dec. 29, the party […]

Taipei Times: 2020 Elections: Candidates draw ballot numbers

… PFP Secretary-General Lee Hung-chun (李鴻鈞), who drew No. 1 on behalf of the party’s candidates, said the party would consider any number lucky. … Soong was also listed No. 1 on the ballot in the 2000 presidential election, which he lost by a thin margin, Lee said. “The result in the 2000 presidential election […]

Frozen Garlic: The NPP’s internal divisions, Ko’s new party, and the China Cleavage

Every now and then, an international media outlet will publish a story on Taiwan elections that interprets everything through the lens of relations with China. For example, someone might write a story saying that, after the recent events in Hong Kong, the DPP’s presidential prospects are surging. Every time this happens, a gaggle of Taiwan-based […]

Current Affairs Taiwan (CAT) 台灣時事 07.21.2019 Pilot 09

Michael Turton (麥哲恩) is back from vacation, and with Courtney Donovan Smith (石東文) they kick off with the Want Want Group suing the Financial Times, Taiwan’s Central News Agency and the DPP’s secretary-general. They follow on with Han Kuo-yu’s adventures this week, then look in on the latest on three other possible, maybe candidates Terry […]

Current Affairs Taiwan (CAT) 台灣時事 07.15.2019 Pilot 08

Michael Turton (麥哲恩) is still on the East Coast, but we were very fortunate to have Chang Jui-chuan 張睿銓 step in to give his take on the KMT primary and the Han Kuo-yu candidacy, Gou, Wang and Chu’s next steps and discord in the NPP as Lin Fei-fan joins the DPP.