Chang Ya-chung

KMT Chair Debate Reveals Party’s Ideological Hardening, Fixation on the 1992 Consensus

What emerges from the KMT chair election debate is that the party has failed to take action on the fundamental issues facing the party. This is no different than last year, when Johnny Chiang was elected. What surprises, then, is to what extent there were few ideological differences between any of the candidates and how the general discourse between the candidates gestures toward the shifts in the party over the past year. The general consensus of the party has shifted to become significantly more deep Blue compared to last year...

Are Terry Gou and Chang Ya-chung Attempting to Trick Taiwan Into Purchasing Chinese Vaccines?

It has proven an odd twist that the manufacturing giant FoxConn and Chang Ya-chung, the head of the Sun Yat-Sen School and the pro-unification Chinese Integration Association, have announced plans to purchase vaccines in the past few days. Although FoxConn CEO Terry Gou claims that he intend to purchase German BioNTech vaccines for Taiwan, not Chinese vaccines, BioNTech's past record makes a strong case for skepticism. Chang's actions are further suspicious, as his actions suggest murky links to Shanghai Fosun, in seeking to purchase both BioNTech and Sinopharm vaccines. Sinopharm is 49% owned by Shanghai Fosun, ostensibly BioNtech's Greater China market distributor, as a joint venture with the Chinese government...