That is so untrue. Air pollution was way worse 10 years ago. I used to go to high school there and I still used to travel there almost weekly and spend most of my holidays there. There are still some bad days in winter, but it’s gotten so much better.
It’s already the end of November, how many bad days (red or orange) has there been this year in relation to when Hu was the mayor? You can count them with just your fingers.
I don’t think so at all. Those who didn’t vote are usually absentees. They simply didn’t want to vote. I’m not saying that there’s no inconvenience, but the voter turnout rate remains high-ish.
The head of the Central Election Commission resigned after not handling large voter turnouts well. Kind of makes you think, what if 90%+ of people voted. They couldn’t even handle the current voter turnout.
Considering how complex politics are, you would probably only hear one side of the story and how the other is the evil party. I grew up with all my family supporters of the DPP. Large donations and some even local officials. Many DPP officials and candidates came to my grandfathers funeral.
But in the end, I just fell out of love after years of disappointment. I’ve never supported any KMT candidate, they’ve yet to produce one where I’ve considered. But I’ve become more and more critical of the DPP as well.
*correction. Actually I’ve met Ma many times. I didn’t mind him as the mayor, even had some hopes for his first presidency. I met him at a Christmas party and I got his signature lol. But realized quickly was a spineless president he was going to be.
I’ve also met CSB before, and Former President lee in the same room. Have never met Tsai unless you count her picture Across from me on the wall when I was in the army.
I feel like she didn’t do much local campaigning and public appearances. Ma did a lot of that. He greeted our treking group and the end of the Toroko trail after a 5 day trek once. Was right before the election so he was doing a lot of that.
The pain of being disappointed by each candidate from both sides have really made me cynical of them both.
Maybe one day I will try to run for something…I’ll just shit on both parties. There has to be more people who feel like I do. But my Chinese isn’t that eloquent, but perhaps speaking in simple terms would be an advantage. There has to be other people don’t are like wtf are they even talking about.