New president, old elite – on Taiwan’s forthcoming 2016 election

Tsai Ying Wen’s cross-straits relations policy is more than worth mentioning. Stating that she will maintain the status quo, use Taiwan Consensus as her guiding principle and abide by the Republic of Taiwan’s current constitutional system, Tsai Ying Wen’s stance on cross-straits relations has rapidly shifted from pro-independence to maintaining the status quo during the 2016 campaign. It is now hard to distinguish her cross-straits policy from that of the KMT. Why is this happening?

新的總統、舊的菁英——從勞動者的立場評析2016年總統大選

距2014年的太陽花運動事隔近兩年,目前人民並沒有真正擋下兩岸服貿協議,我們所關心的各種問題,包括不利於基層產業和勞工的貿易自由化、勞資之間分配不均和青年人看不到希望、台灣人民在主權問題上的自決權受到外來強權的威脅,在這兩年國民黨政府繼續執政下只有更惡化,毫無起色,然而,眼下國民黨似乎就要被選票拉下台了,我們能期待因此帶來真正的改變嗎?根據上述的觀察,我們必須很肯定的告訴自己:不可能。