Surely the Lien Campaign has to be one of the worst run campaigns in the history of the island's democracy.
For ordinary people, economy is in the dumps. Polls consistently show that Taiwanese are willing to take higher-paying jobs in China. I met a friend who is a buyer in the electronics industry this week, and he was telling me that Chinese electronics firms offer pay 3-5 times higher, or more, to lure key staffers to China. Once they have squeezed their knowledge out of them, they dump them after a couple of years. That higher paying jobs are widely available in China shows how hard the government has worked to keep wages low -- perhaps one purpose of this policy was to force Taiwanese to move to China.
- Good letter in TT on how nationalization laws are a humanitarian crisis
- Cold Front coming
- Interview: How to start a business in Taiwan
- Wed Nov 12, UCLA program on Sunflowers and Hong Kong
- Land based anti-ship missiles: good for US and its Asian allies, all DPP defense blue papers published to date h/t to Michal T, long may he reign.
- CPI piece on the Senkaku mess
- Taiwan's pivotal place on Asia's territorial chessboard
- Tear gas and the betrayal of Hong Kong
- WaPo editorial says Beijing's Hong Kong policy blew chance to provide pro-annexation forces in Taiwan with "a powerful argument".
- Bowring: How Hong Kong Elites have thwarted democracy for 150 years
- Latest polls from TISR: Winner will be... DPP: South + Taichung, Ilan, Keelung, Penghu, KMT: New Taipei, Taoyuan, Hsinchu City and County, Miaoli, Nantou, Changhua, Taitung, Kinmen, Matsu + maybe Chiayi City Indep: Taipei (Ko), Hualien (Fu)
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