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Tag: ecfa

Electoral reforms would improve democratic practice

I had a letter published in the Taipei Times today suggesting some reforms Taiwan could make to its electoral system. I have previously discussed the importance of referendums for Taiwan and the belligerence of the KMT in opposing them. I also wrote about reforming the voting system for the Legislative Yuan following the election in 2008. [...]

Rejection of referendum is a denial of democratic rights

The Referendum Review Committee last night rejected the Taiwan Solidarity Union’s (TSU) proposal for a referendum on ECFA. The Liberty Times (自由時報) called it “the darkest day in the history of Taiwan‘s democracy.” It represents another regression in the democratic rollback since the Ma government took office in 2008. The ability of citizens in Taiwan to initiate [...]