Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Post Election Commentary Linkfest Madness

Election night at Hung Tz-yung's HQ in Daya. What a wonderful moment.

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7 comments:

B.BarNavi said...

Really sad to say that it had to take the coercion of a 16 year old girl for the world to discover Chinese barbarity. Her case has garnered the attention of the global Kpop fandom, and it's interesting to see them so bewildered by something we Taiwanese are so used to.

Let's hope that the word spreads further, and that no one should suffer the same fate that Tzuyu did ever again.

Anonymous said...

On 01/18/2016 the BBC reported amongst other stories covered in summary form that:

"On Monday, a Global Times report said it wasn't Ms Tsai's pro-independence views that won her the vote but the "dissatisfactory performance of the incumbent Taiwan leader Ma Ying-jeou and his ruling KMT"."

What was delusional about that? The Global Times exists - no dilution there? The BBC didn't make any qualitative assessment of the GT's analysis. On balance this report as a whole was factual and balanced under a photo of Tsai with US Deputy Sec of State and others - or was that a delusion or perhaps an illusion!

Election result good for Taiwan - excellent!!

Michael Turton said...

It wasn't her pro-independence views that won? Delusional.

The thing is a hit piece on Tsai, claiming she's becoming hardline. It's laying the ground for the coming anti-Tsai campaign. The BBC loves China.

"Before her win Ms Tsai said she wanted to maintain the "status quo".
But some analysts say her rhetoric has hardened somewhat in the wake of her victory, when she said that "any forms of suppression will harm the stability of cross-strait relations"."

Before and after she wanted to maintain the status quo. Her rhetoric hasn't changed. But BBC finds "some analysts". Whoa! SOME ANALYSTS. Who are these mysterious analysts? Can you think of a single other analyst who has stated that.

BBC simply invented these people.

Michael


Mike Fagan said...

To the BBC, lying is like breathing; they are "institutional liars".

TCasanova said...

57:36 - 58:01 of Joseph Wu's discussion

Talk about a loaded question from Eric Gomez (CATO Institute, what a surprise):

"During election campaigns, parties tend to make a lot of promises that may not be able to be fulfilled for whatever reason and I was wondering if Taiwan...or the Tsai Ing-wen administration...is faced with situations where it has to walk back on some of its campaign promises, which policy positions do you think will get walked back and why?"

Anonymous said...

Michael, great blog btw.

I think you'll like Professor Jacobs's piece: http://www.theage.com.au/comment/taiwan-signals-its-readiness-to-join-the-worlds-democratic-powers-20160121-gmbk9b

FOARP said...

RE: The Beeb "quoting GT as an actual source" - they pretty clearly refer to it as Chinese state media.

"Chinese state media lashed out swiftly in the wake of the victory, saying that Taiwan should abandon its "hallucination" of independence.
On Monday, a Global Times report said it wasn't Ms Tsai's pro-independence views that won her the vote but the "dissatisfactory performance of the incumbent Taiwan leader Ma Ying-jeou and his ruling KMT"."