Growing discontent towards Taiwan's ruling party over escalating tensions, sluggish economy

Growing discontent towards Taiwan's ruling party over escalating tensions, sluggish economy

On Sunday afternoon 150,000 people gathered in front of the Taipei city hall. Harley motorcycles, giant floats, balloons and mascots led the parade to a soundtrack of music banned in China. It looked like a concert, but on this day the main act was a politician. The crowds were there to support Taipei mayoral candidate Chen Shih-chung, a former minister of health with the governing Democratic Progressive party (DPP). Supporters excitedly waved flags and screamed “win the election!”. One of …