Ma Ying-Jeou

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

Control Yuan Member Resignation Saga Illustrative of Divides in Pan-Green Camp

The protracted saga of Control Yuan member Chen Shih-meng’s resignation reflects the challenges of Taiwan’s democratic transition. The case also points to the splits which continue to exist in the pan-Green camp between the Tsai administration and pan-Green traditionalists that take issue with the moderate political course it has taken... Read More

The KMT Attempts to Use Hong Kong as a Wedge Issue Against the DPP

Recent claims by KMT politicians illustrate an unusual tactic taken by the party on cross-strait issues: That of accusing the DPP of unnecessarily provoking China on cross-strait issues. While this may not be anything new in itself, with the KMT having long claimed that the DPP is dangerously provocative of China by pushing for its Taiwanese independence ideology, Hong Kong has become a particular point of attack... Read More

Ma Ying-Jeou Versus Wang Jinpyng, Part Two?

The "September Political Struggle" between former president Ma Ying-Jeou and former majority speaker Wang Jinpyng is again back in the news, with Wang and Ma publicly trading barbs after the release of a new book by Ma detailing his presidential administration and defending past actions. The reemergence of these tensions perhaps points to the major splits within the KMT at present... Read More