Tsai Ing-Wen

Ten Thousand Protest Against Nuclear Power, Visits by Tsai and Lai at Demonstration

With nuclear energy once again looming as an issue over elections next year, ten thousand demonstrated against nuclear energy in Taipei today. The demonstration saw visits by current president Tsai Ing-wen and former premier William Lai, who are both contending for the DPP's presidential nomination in 2020 elections... Read More

Music’s Role in Shaping Progressive Politics for Youth Visible During Presidential Office Concert

Youth for Tsai, an all-volunteer youth campaign recently formed by a group of university students hoping to take action to protect Taiwan amidst the growing influence from China on interfering with Taiwan domestic politics, was present in numbers at the 2019 Presidential Office Concert on Saturday. Their actions and the concert itself are indicative of progressive politics for Taiwanese young people today... Read More

Instituting Death Penalty for Drunk Driving Is an Attempt by Tsai Administration to Shore up Popularity

Premier Su Tseng-chang approving the death penalty for cases of drunk driving represents all too typical behavior from Taiwanese politicians regarding attempts to deter crime through legal punishment. Namely, it is often thought by many members of the public in Taiwan that increasing penalties-is the best means of preventing violent crime. This is inclusive of drunk driving... Read More

Why Does China Hope to Accomplish Through Deploying Fighter Planes in the Taiwan Straits?

Two Chinese J-11 fighter aircraft crossed the median line of the Taiwan Straits at 11 AM yesterday morning, provoking strong reactions from within Taiwan and prompting the Taiwanese air force to mobilize five fighter planes in response. The incident was a break from precedent, seeing as while Chinese regularly fields planes in the Taiwan Straits, they do not usually cross the median line of the Taiwan Straits... Read More