January 2019

Chinese Asylum Seekers Stranded for Over One Hundred Days in Taoyuan International Airport

Two Chinese dissidents attempting to seek asylum in Taiwan have now been stranded in Taoyuan International Airport for over one hundred days now, with the Taiwanese government apparently remaining undecided about whether to grant them asylum or not. However, in reality, the Taiwanese government is very likely hoping that both will eventually tire of waiting and return to China, in spite of the fact that they may face jail, torture, or death if they do so... Read More

中國難民滯留桃園機場過百天,蔡政府仍是沈默以對

兩位來台灣尋求政治庇護的中國異議份子已滯留桃園國際機場超過一百天,對於是否給予他們政治庇護,台灣政府的態度仍猶豫不決。然而,從現實層面來看,台灣政府很有可能正是想拖到他們等不下去自行回到中國。不過,回到中國後的他們,可能要面對監禁、肉體與精神的折磨,甚至是死亡。... Read More

Inflated Crowd Counts for Han Kuo-yu’s Inauguration Reflective of Poor Fact-checking By Taiwanese Media

News reports earlier this month that Han Kuo-yu’s inauguration was attended by 800,000 people once again prove how easily Taiwanese news is duped by false reporting. Namely, despite how unlikely it would be for the inauguration of Han Kuo-yu to be attended by 800,000 individuals, this is what was claimed by a number of Taiwanese media outlets including UDN, SET, China Times, and TTV... Read More

Now is Time for President Tsai to Focus on Renewing Taiwanese Identity

A fierce confrontation took place between Chinese president Xi Jinping and Taiwanese president Tsai Ing-wen over the new year. In response to statements by Xi on the 40th anniversary of the “Message to the Compatriots of Taiwan,” which could be described as a threat, Tsai’s quick and immediate response rallied the Taiwanese public and pressured the media and forced politicians across the political spectrum to affirm their stances in response. But what now?... Read More

Pan-Green Traditionalists Call for Tsai’s Replacement as DPP Presidential Candidate in 2020

Calls are on the rise within the DPP to replace current president Tsai Ing-wen as the DPP’s candidate in 2020 presidential elections. Namely, pan-Green traditionalists, generally skewing towards the deep Green end of the political spectrum, are unhappy with Tsai’s performance as president to date. However, splits have also developed with those within the DPP and pan-Green camp that do not call for Tsai's replacement... Read More