Politics

Is China Attempting to Influence Taiwanese Elections Through Social Media?

Concerns regarding Chinese attempts to interfere in Taiwanese elections are in the news again after a wave of unusual activity reported by moderators of well-known Facebook pages with a pro-Taiwan slant. Namely, moderators of such pages report being approached by unusual Facebook accounts, asking them if they would be willing to sell their pages... Read More

Instituting Death Penalty for Drunk Driving Is an Attempt by Tsai Administration to Shore up Popularity

Premier Su Tseng-chang approving the death penalty for cases of drunk driving represents all too typical behavior from Taiwanese politicians regarding attempts to deter crime through legal punishment. Namely, it is often thought by many members of the public in Taiwan that increasing penalties-is the best means of preventing violent crime. This is inclusive of drunk driving... Read More

Ko Is All but Certain to Run for President, but Ambiguity Plagues His Policy Proposals.

On March 20th, Taipei Ko Wen-je spoke at the Heritage Foundation in Washington DC to outline his experiences as Taipei mayor, emphasizing his status as an anti-establishment politician. Despite not having announced his intention to campaign for president in 2020 just yet, the content of Ko’s speech suggests that he indeed plans on running for president... Read More