Taipei Times: Terry Gou to start platform for youth

Gou on Sunday sent two handwritten letters to the fan group and other groups to thank them for their support, she said, adding that his office would hold a meeting with fans later this month once details are decided. In its announcement, the fan club said that it had met its first-phase goal of collecting […]

UDN: Gou and Wang Meeting on August 3rd, Han’s Official Start of Campaign

Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜), the KMT candidate for the 2020 presidential election, started his official campaign in Taoyuan City (桃園市) on August 3rd; nevertheless, the fact that Terry Gou (郭台銘) and Wang Jin-pyng (王金平) met on the same day was even more eye-catching. However, nobody else was present at this meeting. If Gou and Wang, during […]

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 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.

Current Affairs Taiwan (CAT) 台灣時事 07.07.2019 Pilot 07

NOTE: Next week’s video will be recorded on Monday, January 15 after the KMT primary results are announced. It’s a lonely show with Michael Turton (麥哲恩) on vacation, but Courtney Donovan Smith (石東文) kicks off with a brief wrap on Ko’s China trip, then goes into a deep dive on the candidates in the KMT […]

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 […]

Taipei Times: Team Gou does not exclude alliance

Gou, who returned to Taiwan on Wednesday, reportedly met with Ko and Wang since then, possibly to discuss a collaboration. Asked whether the three could form an alliance, Amanda Liu (劉宥彤), a senior member of Gou’s campaign team for the Chinese Nationalist Party’s (KMT) presidential primary, did not exclude the possibility. All three are important […]

Current Affairs Taiwan (CAT) 6.09.2019 Pilot 03 w/Guest Tanner Greer (葛天樂)

This week on CAT we are very excited to have as guest the scholar and author Tanner Greer (葛天樂), the man behind The Scholar’s Stage (see link in comments). He appears off-camera as a disembodied voice because of a blood pledge made with his fellow frogmen on a mission in Afghanistan. This week hosts Courtney […]