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Infrastructure Dust Up

A struggle is brewing over regional disparities in funding. It seems that the central government’s plan is to “stress the north, ignore the south” and southern politicians are deeply unhappy:
Kaohsiung County Magistrate Yang Chiu-hsing proposed the central government Tuesday take into account each administrative district’s size, in addition to their population, when allocating state funds [...]

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National Police Administration, Local County Magistrate Scuffle over Promotions

Lots of fun in Taipei County….
Taipei county is one of the most politically important areas of the country, and both the KMT and the DPP have been courting it. The County was recently promoted to a higher administrative status in the ROC’s administrative system:
Taipei County was upgraded to a quasi-special municipality at the beginning of [...]

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Will Work for Gravel

Foreigners outside of Taiwan admire our high tech industries and rambunctious democracy, never realizing that what really makes Taiwan’s political economy go is something else entirely. The China Post today reminds us of two intertwined local problems in Taiwan: a quiet but urgent fiscal crisis among the island’s local governments, and the problems the island [...]

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