Political Economy

New president, old elite – assessing Taiwan’s forthcoming 2016 election from a working class viewpoint.

Mao Yi Yu December 12, 2016.   There will be three presidential candidates competing in Taiwan’s 2016 presidential election. They are Tsai Ying Wen the leader of Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), Eric Chu who represents the Chinese Nationalist Party (Kuomintang, KMT) and James Soong from the People First Party (PFP). According to pre-election opinion polls, Tsai Ying Wen’s popularity rating is the highest, much greater than that of Eric Chu and his party that is currently in power. The third competitor James Soong’s influence is relatively insignificant.


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Taiwan seeks China's help over murders of Taiwanese businessmen

Taipei, June 16 (Central News Agency, Taiwan) The semi-official Straits Exchange Foundation (SEF) said Tuesday that it had contacted its Chinese counterpart to help in issues relating to the death of two Taiwanese businessmen murdered by a Chinese man a day earlier in Dongguan, Guangdong Province. Chen Jung-yuan, director of the SEF's trade and commerce department, said it sent a letter on Monday to the Beijing-based Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Straits (ARATS) asking for its assistance in dealing with the murders after the news reached Taipei from Donguan's Dalang township.


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