Monday, October 20, 2014

Daily Links

Links... plus an event! Too busy to blog tonight....
EVENT: Discussion of upcoming elections!

November 2014 megacity election preview (link to website)
Speakers: Shen Fu-hsiung 沈富雄, Political and economic commentator/Joanna Lei 雷倩, CEO, Chunghua 21st Century Think Tank/Joseph Wu (Jau-shieh) 吳釗燮, Secretary-General, Democratic Progressive Party
Moderator: Gavin Phipps, ICRT News Department
12:00-14:00, Thursday, 30 October, 2014, Regent Taipei, VIP 1 (4F) /台北晶華酒店,貴賓廳1 (4F)
No. 3, Lane 39, Sec 2 Zhongshan N Rd, Taipei 104, Taiwan /台北市中山北路二段39巷3號
Click read more for synopsis:
Metropolitan elections will be held on Saturday, 29 November 2014, to elect the municipal mayors, municipal councilors and ward chiefs of the six special municipalities or megacities (Taipei, Kaohsiung, New Taipei, Taichung, Tainan and Taoyuan (which will become Taiwan’s sixth and newest megacity). Ahead of the election, the ECCT, together with International Community Radio Taipei (ICRT) will be hosting a panel of high profile experts from across the political spectrum for a special election preview event. Panelists will discuss and analyse the various races, the candidates, their election prospects and the implications for the political climate, business and trade, depending on the outcome. Given that the guests represent different political camps, have very different opinions and are all very outspoken, it promises to be an interesting and entertaining discussion.

Among other subjects, our panelists will discuss:
- The mayoral candidates and their election prospects.
- What has changed since the last major elections in 2012? Will there be an impact from the “sunflower movement” and other opposition movements in any of the races?
- The implications of a change in the status quo for business and trade should the opposition win any of the races in northern or central Taiwan. Will the government take a more protectionist approach to trade?
- What business opportunities can we look forward to after the election? What opportunities are there for European business related to the aerotropolis project, new MRT or light rail systems in New Taipei, Taoyuan and Tainan, reconstruction work in Kaohsiung following the gas disaster and opportunities related to free economic pilot zones.
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les said...

Hong Kongers moving to Taiwan to escape Chinese control? Seriously guys, you need to look further than this!

Marc said...

Re Lien family - it isn't the reputation that matters so much, just the ability grab and hold onto power. Case in point: La Famille Bush