Democratic Progressive Party

Taipei Crime Scandal Could Negatively Affect DPP’s Corruption-Free Reputation

The DPP currently faces controversy after a criminal case involving high-profile members of its Taipei party branch. The case eventually became larger enough that President Tsai Ing-wen, who is also chair of the DPP, called a meeting of the party’s local chapter heads, calling on the party to take stronger action to avoid elements of the party becoming mixed up with crime...

Corporatization of TRA Will Add to, Not Reduce Rail Safety Issues

The Tsai administration's response to the worst rail disaster in Taiwan in over seventy years has been, unfortunately, to make the root cause of the issues that led to the disaster worse. In particular, the Tsai administration has publicly stated that it will restructure the Taiwan Railways Administration to behave more like a corporation after an accident that left fifty dead and over two hundred injured earlier this month...

Chinese Disinformation About Fukushima Wastewater Points to Attempts to Alienate Taiwan from Allies

A fake agreement between the Taiwanese and Japanese governments was circulated on social media last week, claiming that the Taiwanese government had agreed to take on wastewater from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. The incident led to a response from the Presidential Office and has led to warnings that Chinese disinformation efforts directed at Taiwan could be growing more sophisticated...