2016 Presidential Election – Highlight Reel: An Election like Never before

Featured Image Photo Credit: SAM YEH/AFP/Getty Images As the election gets closer, we take a look at the events leading up to this three-way battle between three experienced parties: the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) rising to power after being absent for eight years, the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) maintaining its dominance, and the People First Party … Continue reading 2016 Presidential Election – Highlight Reel: An Election like Never before

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The Third Force: Small Parties in Taiwan

  According to the Ministry of Interior, there are currently 275 registered political parties in Taiwan. That is a huge number of parties! The number of parties existing in Taiwan also highlights the different issues that Taiwan society has interest in. From environmental safety, immigration, labor benefits, culture, social justice, to the traditional areas of … Continue reading The Third Force: Small Parties in Taiwan

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