Tsai Ing-Wen

What Will the Prospects for Post-Sunflower Movement Youth Politics Be After the 2020 Elections?

In tracking political developments in the five years since the Sunflower Movement, one has observed a number of unexpected developments in the past year. First, one has seen increasingly large internal splits among the Third Force, and the sudden and unexpected resurgence of the KMT, which led to the consolidation of the pan-Green camp within the DPP... Read More

Han and the KMT Face a Wave of Last-Minute Scandals

There is an observable pattern of last-minute scandals breaking the news shortly before elections are set to take place in Taiwan. This seems to have been the case in the last 72 hours, with a number of scandals about the KMT that have suddenly erupted out in the open, as well as, to a lesser extent, the TPP. Most scandals are relatively minor, with the exception of explosive allegations against Alex Tsai of the KMT, which could potentially have a strong impact on elections tomorrow... Read More

With One Day Before Elections, Results Prove Hard to Predict

Speculation abounds regarding the possible outcome of 2020 elections, with elections set to take place tomorrow. In particular, a large demonstration by Han Kuo-yu supporters yesterday in Taipei, which was attended by several hundred thousand people, has led to fears that Han may do quite well in the election. Yesterday’s rally was scheduled to be the last major rally of the Han campaign... Read More

Death of Military Chief Will Likely Be Used to Attack Tsai by the Han Campaign, Chinese Disinformation Efforts

The unexpected death of Shen Yi-ming, Taiwan’s military chief of staff, in a helicopter crash earlier today is likely to provide fodder for electioneering in the coming days. While both the Tsai and Han campaigns have announced a three-day break from campaign activities in the wake of Shen’s death, it is probable that the incident will eventually be used by the Han campaign as a means of attacking the Tsai administration. It is also highly likely that the incident will become the object of Chinese disinformation efforts... Read More