Taiwan Today: Three TV policy presentations set for presidential election

Three televised policy presentations will be staged later this month for the three candidates contesting the 15th ROC (Taiwan) presidential election, according to the Cabinet-level Central Election Commission Dec. 11. The first event is set for Dec. 18 at 7 p.m. and will be broadcast by Chinese Television System Inc., with the other two on […]

Quick Take: Is Han’s hardcore support base beginning to crumble?

Frozen Garlic, in his most recent post on checking out two Han Kuo-yu rallies, had this to say (be sure to read the entire piece here, it’s worth the read): “On the drive home I kept asking myself whether I should take these disappointing crowds seriously. I think it does matter. Han’s rise has been […]

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 […]

Donovan’s Quick Take: Hou You-yi relents and rallies with Han Kuo-yu

Until now, New Taipei Mayor Hou You-yi (侯友宜) of the KMT has been openly dismissive of presidential candidate Daniel Han Kuo-yu’s (韓國瑜) run for the presidency, stating he was too busy to attend Han’s campaign rallied or take up the post of campaign manager for New Taipei City because he claimed he was too busy […]

Focus Taiwan: Han pledges to develop southern Taiwan with focus on Kaohsiung

… Noting that the south still lacks a modern international airport, Han said “the vitality of southern Taiwan has not been developed. For a long time, the north has been valued at the expense of the south.” To correct this imbalance, Han said that presidential duties could be “remotely managed,” allowing him to spend time […]

Taiwan News: Taiwan KMT candidate’s wife spotted with NT$146,000 Louis Vuitton handbag

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Lee Chia-fen ( 李佳芬), wife of Kuomintang (KMT) presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜), has been spotted multiple times carrying a luxury handbag valued at over NT$146,000, further tarnishing Han’s “common folk” image. One of populist candidate Han’s main slogans is that he’s just another “common person” (庶民). To reinforce this image, […]