Current Affairs Taiwan (CAT) 台灣時事 08.04.2019 Pilot 11

Hosts Courtney Donovan Smith (石東文) and Michael Turton (麥哲恩) take on a huge news week! Ko Wen-je announces he’s launching a new political party, and wants Terry Gou to be president. Terry Gou returns from Japan and secretly meets with Wang Jin-pyng. Speculation is rife, so we speculate! Dan Han the Cabbage Man is ripped […]

Current Affairs Taiwan (CAT) 台灣時事 07.28.2019 Pilot 10

Hosts Michael Turton (麥哲恩) and Courtney Donovan Smith (石東文) discuss Dan Han Kuo-yu becoming the official KMT candidate, Ko Wen-je, Terry Gou and Hung Hsiu-chu in relation to the presidential race. Cigarette smuggling scandal an indictment of Taiwan’s bureaucratic problems (The News Lens piece) and the impact of HK protests on Taiwan’s presidential election (Diplomat […]

Current Affairs Taiwan (CAT) 台灣時事 06.30.2019 Pilot 06

In a jam-packed show, hosts Courtney Donovan Smith (石東文) and Michael Turton (麥哲恩) discuss Daniel Han Kuo-yu, Dan Han, Dan Han and more Dan Han–he’s got dubious online support…but this isn’t the first time this has come up, he’s being investigated for allegedly misusing funds when he was head of the TAPMC, the bizarre China […]

Taipei Times: NPP suspends lawmaker’s membership

The New Power Party (NPP) has suspended the membership of Legislator Kawlo Iyun Pacidal amid allegations of influence peddling and abuse of power, party spokesman Lee Chao-li (李兆立) said on Wednesday. On Monday, the Green Party Taiwan alleged that Kawlo in January had received NT$4 million (US$128,279) in green energy subsidies from the Ministry of […]