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Thursday, November 27, 2014
Taiwan -- 9-in-1 Elections' campaigns run hot in Taitung and the outlying islands
Although under less media scrutiny than the rest of the country, Taitung County and Taiwan's three surrounding islands, Kinmen, Penghu and Matsu, are still crucial electoral districts that the ruling Kuomintang (KMT) and opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) aspire to claim as their own.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Taiwan -- Magistrate candidates in Pingtung, Hualien and Yilan step up campaigns
Taiwan's two major parties, the Kuomintang (KMT) and Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), regard the year-end 9-in-1 Elections as a prelude leading up to the 2016 presidential election, with each county or city governed by one party seen as one step nearer to their claim to the presidency. Pan-green Pingtung Teeters on Brink
Monday, November 24, 2014
Taiwan -- Election fever intensifies in run-up to Nov. 29
Election fever intensifies in run-up to Nov. 29
Friday, November 21, 2014
Taiwan -- Incumbent Tainan Mayor William Lai hopes to continue improving his city
With a considerable lead in the polls over his opponent, William Lai's (賴清德) campaign efforts thus far have been minimal against Kuomintang (KMT) nominee Huang Hsiu-shuang (黃秀霜), with the incumbent mayor emphasizing that his duties regarding Tainan remain his first priority regardless of the election.
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Taiwan -- A force to defeat perceived stagnation in Tainan: Huang Hsiu-shuang
Tainan City mayoral candidate Huang Hsiu-shuang (黃秀霜) is best characterized by her rookie status in the political scene. Undaunted by her lack of experience and track record in public service, Huang stressed that her greatest asset is her blank slate, and that she is motivated only by the singular drive to improve Tainan.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Taiwan -- Kaohsiung City should be run by a native of the city: KMT candidate
For the past 35 years, none of the Kaohsiung mayors, including the incumbent mayor, have been natives of Kaohsiung, and this is the trend that Kuomintang (KMT) mayoral candidate Yang Chiu-hsing (楊秋興) wants to reverse.
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Taiwan -- DPP's Chen Chu poised to win Kaohsiung mayoral election once again
In Taiwan's political landscape, Northern Taiwan is dominated by supporters of the ruling Kuomintang (KMT) party while supporters of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) populate the south.
Monday, November 17, 2014
Taiwan -- Incumbent Chen maintains strong lead in Kaohsiung despite explosions
On the night of July 31, a series of gas explosions ripped Kaohsiung City apart. They were explosions on a scale unknown in the city, resulting in 30 people dead and more than 300 injured.
Saturday, November 15, 2014
Taiwan -- DPP candidate for New Taipei City attacks confident current mayor
While the Kuomintang's (KMT) incumbent New Taipei City Mayor Eric Chu (朱立倫) fights to retain his position, the Democratic Progressive Party's (DPP) former Premier Yu Shyi-kun (游錫堃) is doing all he can to succeed Chu to become the second mayor of New Taipei City.
Friday, November 14, 2014
"So where are you from?" New Taipei mayoral candidate Yu Shyi-kun (游錫堃) asked me soon after we sat down for the interview.
Taiwan -- New Taipei mayoral candidate Yu Shyi-kun aims to create Avignon of the East
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Taiwan -- KMT's Eric Chu aims for the continuation of excellence in New Taipei City
With a bright smile and dressed casually, New Taipei City Mayor Eric Chu (朱立倫) formally announced his re-election campaign slogan "Doer," alluding to both his efforts as mayor in elevating the status of New Taipei City over the last four years and what his motto will be in the coming four years should he win re-election.
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Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Taiwan -- In adrenaline-pumping Taipei mayoral race, the choice has never been so difficult
TAIPEI, Taiwan -- For a city whose citizens have been criticized for being cold and indifferent, Taipei is blazing with unconstrained excitement for the upcoming mayoral elections.
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Taiwan -- Time for a change: Ko Wen-je presents Taipei with an alternative to 2-party politics
Perhaps less than a year ago, he was still known as the outstanding physician that enjoyed shooting off his mouth, winning the hearts of many young people with his gall when challenging authority.
Monday, November 10, 2014
Taiwan -- Sean Lien embarks on a sacred quest to serve all in his beloved Taipei City
Fresh from a terse debate with his main opponent in the upcoming elections, Sean Lien (連勝文) is congratulated by some for his brisk manner and lively gestures that widened the age gap between him and independent candidate Ko Wen-je (柯文哲).
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