Taiwan Politics in a Furor

Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou's approval rating has fallen to an abysmal 9.2 percent in the wake of his failed attempt earlier this month to oust the island's second most powerful politician, Legislative speaker and Kuomintang Legislator-at-Large Wang Jin-pyng, for alleged influence-peddling. With Taiwan's lawmakers and the public siding decisively with Wang, the Ma government is now weaker than ever and with two more years of lame-duck governance in the cards.

Read →

Comments on this post are for paying subscribers