Tuesday, April 07, 2015

KMT shorts

An old waterway in Fengyuan. The old hemp factory in Koroton -- Koroton being the Japanese name of Fengyuan -- was near here, and received shipments of raw hemp via this waterway and the rail line. 

The current KMT party selection process for the presidential candidate is decided 70% by a public poll and 30% by a party poll,  but some in the KMT are advocating that the KMT use a 100% public poll. Since Wang Jin-pyng has a better shot at a public poll, some are seeing this as a favor to him. UDN says it is what Wang supporters want. However, according to the Taiwan News/CNA article, the legislator advocating a 100% poll is a Deep Blue mainlander core politician, Lee Ching-hua, so perhaps this poll will favor Chu.

The process will be cleared up this week, says a KMT official, and the candidate selection process will be clear by Apr 15.

The blogger Frozen Garlic observes in the comments:
I think both the Chu and Wang camps want 100% polls to cut Ma (and Wu) out of the loop. Chu thinks he can win the polls without needing to make any concessions to Ma, while Wang's only chance is with 100% polls. Ma still controls quite a few people within the party, so if the party votes count for 30%, he'll have some clout. With polls, you can ignore him.
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9 comments:

TaiwanJunkie said...

Michael, did you know how much you scared the living day light out of me?

"Longtime independence and democracy stalwart Lin Yi-hsiung opts for New Party"

I was thinking this is the end of the world if Lin decides the way to move forward is to become one with the pro-Chinese annexation New Party. Talk about going to the dark side...

Mike Fagan said...

"KMT Shorts"

Imported from China with the twelve-ray sun stitched over your butthole. Presumably.

Anonymous said...

*heart attack* wait..wait..oh, whew! Lin Yi-hsiung is joining the New Power Party, not the New Party. Nice April Fools joke there Michael!

Michael Turton said...

Sorry about the Lin Yi-hsiung error.

Anonymous said...

I must say, your blog posts about the KMT are absolutely splendid. I'm starting to follow your website as one of my primary sources for good Taiwanese politics material. Every KMT blog post is a gem.

Michael Turton said...

Thanks anon! really appreciate it.

les said...

Janet Lee btw is famous for being the trophy-wife of some filthy rich husband and boasting online about her expensive and tasteless lifestyle. She posts about spending NT$8,000 on her kid's first pair of shoes... basically trying to rub the noses of the poor in it. She just published a book titled 'The Rich Man's Wife' where she goes on in detail about her spoiled life. This is where much of the vitriol against her comes. Hardly surprising the masses take this chance to speak out on this vapid cow.

Two things to remember about capitalism with Chinese characteristics...

1. There's no point being in being rich if no-one can see that. Make sure and shove it all the way down their throats.
2. There's no fun in being rich if there are no poor people. It's not about how much you have, it's about the gap between yourself and the peasants.

frozengarlic said...

I think both the Chu and Wang camps want 100% polls to cut Ma (and Wu) out of the loop. Chu thinks he can win the polls without needing to make any concessions to Ma, while Wang's only chance is with 100% polls. Ma still controls quite a few people within the party, so if the party votes count for 30%, he'll have some clout. With polls, you can ignore him.

Michael Turton said...

Thanks, froze. That's an excellent observation.

Michael