Written by Eric Chen-hua Yu. Empirical studies on presidential approval ratings in the US and other OECD countries have long concluded that the state of the economy is an important factor explaining the rise and fall of presidential approval ratings. Specifically, when economic conditions are good, the sentiment toward the president will be positive. In light of this correlation, does the presidential approval rating in Taiwan follow such a pattern?
Written by Mark Lai. This question was repeatedly met with a firm stance by the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council (TAO) in Beijing.
Written by Bruce Jacobs. The dramatic DPP defeat in the last local elections has surprised everyone on both sides of politics. The elections were very
Written by Gerrit van der Wees. In the recently-held US mid-term elections, there was talk of a “blue wave”: the possibility that the Democrats /Blue
Written by Dafydd Fell. Four years ago on the eve of the last round of local elections in Taiwan I wrote a piece looking at
Written by Chia-hung Tsai 2014: A New Episode In Taiwan, the Taipei mayor election is probably the most eye-catching contest among all local elections. Before 2014, KMT
Written by Mark Wenyi Lai. Taiwanese local election of 2018 is seen as the midterm election of Tsai Ing-wen’s first Presidency. The incumbent Democratic Progressive
Written by Michael A. Turton. In the local media and among election observers, the story of this election has been the meteoric rise of Han
Written by T.Y. Wang. In less than a week, millions of Taiwanese voters will go to the polls to vote in one of the most
Written by Gerrit van der Wees. As the results of the US mid-term elections are just being analyzed, Taiwan is preparing for its own mid-term