Johnny Chiang

Han Kuo-yu Attempts to Change His Image Ahead of the June Recall Vote

Recent efforts by Kaohsiung mayor Han Kuo-yu to turn around his image illustrate that the Han administration may be too little, too late. Han is currently facing a recall vote, which is scheduled to take place on June 6th. It is generally thought that this recall vote has a high chance of succeeding, seeing as the number of signatures obtained for the petition needed to hold the recall vote had close to the number of votes needed to recall Han... Read More

Ahead of Han Recall Vote, KMT Member Causes Controversy After Comments About NPP Legislator Claire Wang

KMT member Harry Lee provoked outrage earlier this week after making comments that NPP legislator Claire Wang had kicked her daughter’s “decapitated head to Kaohsiung”. Lee’s comments were made in the context of Wang’s support for the recall of Kaohsiung mayor Han Kuo-yu, claiming that Wang was leveraging on her daughter’s 2016 murder for political capital... Read More

KMT Institute Calls for Attempts to Outreach to Youth, Yet Invites Ma Ying-jeou as First Speaker

An early indication that efforts by newly elected KMT chair Johnny Chiang to reform the party have run into a roadblock can be seen in Chiang’s declaration that the Institute of Revolutionary Practice will play an important role in the party’s rejuvenation and the subsequent announcement of the institute's initial program... Read More