The View from Taiwan

Commentary from Taichung - Taiwan

Entries for the ‘Yu Shyi-kun’ Category

DPP Chairman Discussions

Sign of the rising price of metal: One of my neighbors is an artist who works in various metals. This weekend he surprised a thief attempting to make off with some metal which he had kept as parts for his work. The thief had stolen one basket and was surprised when he came back for [...]

Comments (7)

President Chen for Chairman, Again?

One of the quirks of Taiwan’s Constitution is the weakness of the Presidency. During the martial law era, and into the presidency of Lee Teng-hui, Taiwan’s presidents derived their political clout from their position as Chairman of the Party, not from occupying the chief office of a government that was never intended to be more [...]

Leave a Comment

DPP Presidential Candidates — Striking that Moderate Tone

The local media reported yesterday that DPP Chairman Yu Shyi-kun, currently hoping to become the DPP Presidential candidate, said yesterday that he would scrap the Four Noes (Taiwan News):
Democratic Progressive Party Chairman Yu Shyi-kun (游錫) said yesterday that he would drop the so-called “four noes” pledge of President Chen Shui-bian (陳水扁) and press for Taiwan’s [...]

Leave a Comment