The unilateral launch of new air routes by China and intensifying activity by the PLA Air Force near and around Taiwan could be the first steps in a series of escalatory moves by Beijing to intimidate Taiwan and prevent a future U.S. role in the area.
Moderation, not fundamentalism, is a key to KMTs’ resurrection.
KMT’s devastating election defeat is a sign of bigger problems for a party that is so out of touch with the socio-political trends in Taiwan.
Whoever replaces President Ma Ying-jeou will have to deal with a number of enduring problems from Ma’s and previous presidents’ administrations.
Essential collection of resources for media and Taiwan election watchers.
Co-author: Jonathan Sullivan* A calamitous performance in Saturday’s local elections confirmed 2014 as an annus horribilis for the Kuomintang (KMT) and its Chairman Ma Ying-jeou. The embattled Ma signaled on […]
Looking to local elections for clues as to how this or that party will fare in national elections is a precarious thing. Professor Shelley Rigger has argued earlier on this blog that […]
On November 29, Taiwan will experience its own ‘mid-term’ elections. This time unprecedented for at least three reasons. Firstly, it is for the first time that altogether 9 different elections […]
Co-author: Jonathan Sullivan* Published in The National Interest. The year of the horse began last week, but for Taiwan’s President Ma Ying-jeou (whose surname means horse) the signs are inauspicious. […]
Last month, the planned transition from a conscript-based system of National Service to a professional all-volunteer army was postponed in the aftermath of the outrage surrounding the death of soldier Hung […]