Taipei Mayor Debate Brings Up Concerns on Issues

With Taiwan’s 9-in-1 election (nine different governmental positions in one vote), many eyes are locked onto Taiwan’s capital, Taipei. On November 29, Taipei will elect their mayor for the next four years. A couple of weeks ago, the two main candidates for Taipei mayor, Sean Lien representing Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) and Ko Wen-Je running as … Continue reading Taipei Mayor Debate Brings Up Concerns on Issues

Ko Wen-je’s Gaffe: Being Honest

Election day is getting closer. Every word spoken by the candidates determines their victory or defeat. In the case of Taipei mayoral candidate Ko Wen-je (柯文哲), his recent remarks on the late Chiang Ching-kuo (蔣經國) on Sept 3rd and Chiayi mayoral candidate Chen Yi-zhen (陳以真) three days later has the potential to derail his chances … Continue reading Ko Wen-je’s Gaffe: Being Honest

Taiwan Politicians Fight Like Kids on the Playground

No matter which country I go, there seems to always be animosity between two opposing political parties: Democrats vs Republicans (USA), Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) vs Democratic Progressive Party (DPP). In the United States, talking politics is usually frowned upon in workplaces in order to prevent disputes amongst colleagues. Election night is a six hour long blockbuster movie, … Continue reading Taiwan Politicians Fight Like Kids on the Playground