Politics

KMT and TPP Convene Investigative Committee On Egg Shortages

The KMT and TPP have set up an investigative committee in the legislature to look into alleged corruption over egg imports by the Tsai administration. The committee has been formed on the basis of new powers obtained by the Taiwanese legislature, as pushed for by the pan-Blue camp, and drawing on the majority held by the KMT and TPP in the Economics Committee of the Legislative Yuan...

KMT Aims to Target Pan-Green Media, Revive CtiTV with Recent Moves

The KMT and TPP likely plan to use their newly acquired legislative powers going forward to go after political opponents, with an investigative committee set up to investigate the approval of Mirror TV for broadcast. In particular, the pan-Blue camp has long accused the National Communications Commission of exercising undue influence in allowing Mirror TV to obtain a broadcast license. Mirror TV is the first television network approved for broadcast in a decade and it is generally seen as more pan-Green in its political leanings...

KMT Bill Aims to Freeze Constitutional Court to Avoid Interpretation Over Disputed Powers

A legal proposal from KMT legislator Weng Hsiao-ling would change the number of justices on the Constitutional Court required for the court to make decisions. The proposal has the clear aim of preventing the Constitutional Court from functioning at a time in which the expansion of legislative powers sought by the KMT is under review, with regard to its constitutionality. Though the proposal from Weng has not proceeded further in the legislative process as of yet, it is to be seen if the idea recurs from the KMT going forward...

KMT Alarms With Infrastructure Bill Proposal for Outlying Islands

A proposed bill by KMT Matsu legislator Chen Hsueh-sheng has come under fire from the pan-Green camp. The bill would allow Chinese companies to place tenders on public infrastructure projects on outlying islands of Taiwan. The bill would also lift limits on enrollment for Chinese students in universities in the outlying islands of Taiwan, without any quota...