Quick Take on Taiwan: Putting on a brave face, or is KMT candidate Han Kuo-yu’s team in denial?
It is normal in elections, regardless of how bad the polls look, to put on a brave face and express confidence. That certainly isn’t specific to Taiwan. In spite of how the polls look, one would expect the Han camp to pooh-pooh how bad the situation is. This quote in the Taipei Times is the […]
Taiwan’s KMT taking out loans to pay salaries (Donovan’s quick take)
The KMT’s woes are continuing to mount on pretty much all fronts, largely due to an institutional culture and product of that culture and current party Chairman Wu Den-yih. The KMT brought massive wealth to Taiwan from China in the late 1940s, seized many assets that belonged to Japanese colonial government after their surrender, and […]
Current Affairs Taiwan (CAT) 06.16.2019 Pilot 04
Hosts Michael Turton (麥哲恩) and Courtney Donovan Smith (石東文) this week discuss the HK rallies, the DPP Primary and conspiracy theories involving President Tsai’s missing thesis, The KMT primary…the KMT primary…the KMT primary…because wow is it exciting this time around! Han Kuo-yu says “over my dead body” to “one country, two system”, Terry Gou complains […]