The presidential debate and forums last weekend were hard to watch but easy to understand. What do they tell us about Taiwan’s upcoming 2016 elections?
The KMT’s vice presidential candidate Jennifer Ju-hsuan Wang (王如玄) is now embroiled in controversies over the nature of her property investments. Wang’s nomination currently looks like a statement to voters that profiting off public assets is a core value of the KMT.
Emperors may dictate, but they are not divine. If united and organized, the people can defy them. The Taiwanese can force Xi, Ma, and the world to face the facts about their views and values by voting the collaborationist KMT out into the wilderness.
Amidst the rise of third-choice parties in Taiwan, the Taiwan Solidarity Union, founded by former president Lee Teng-hui, is struggling to stay alive, even though its platform is gaining popularity.