Tsai Ing-Wen

Lack of Clear Answers Regarding the Lin Family Massacre Reflects the Dilemmas of Transitional Justice

The apparent inability of the Transitional Justice Commission to confirm that the 1980 murders of Lin Yi-hsiung’s family were murders committed by the Taiwan Garrison Command or other state security forces points to the dilemmas of reckoning with political crimes committed during Taiwan’s authoritarian period. The Transitional Justice Commission recently announced that, according to its investigations of the murders, state security forces were “likely” involved but did not state any definitive conclusion as to if they were... Read More

Pan-Blue Camp Attempts to Target Tsai Over Handling of Coronavirus Outbreak

One notes that attempts to target the Tsai administration for its handling of the coronavirus crisis from members of the pan-Blue camp have taken a number of different approaches in past days. That there is no ideological consistency among these attempts to attack the Tsai administration is likely illustrative of the internal splits within the pan-Blue camp... 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