Dating sites in taiwan 2016
When a pro-Beijing Taiwanese politician won an upset victory in the city of Kaohsiung last year, his supporters credited it to his charisma, political savvy, and tempting promises of richness and economic wealth from China.
Barely six months into office, Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu is already eyeing a run for the presidency in 2020 and is seen as the godsend that Beijing has been waiting for: the emergence of a populist, pro-China candidate in Taiwan.
The applicants must reapply and repay the visa fee in order to obtain a new e Visa.
Holders of an invalid e Visa will be denied entry into Taiwan by immigration officers at ports of entry.
The e-visa policy will be put on a trial basis for 1 year.
Visitors may still file for their visa application at Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) in the Philippines.
But few expected the DPP would lose Kaohsiung—the southern city of 2.8 million people was where the DPP won its first administrative foothold in 1998.
The DPP has dominated the city for two decades, culminating in the 2014 local elections, when it routed the disorganized KMT, winning 68 percent of the vote.
This simplified visa policy will facilitate the processing and save applicant's time, traffic hassles, and economic cost.
The KMT party establishment disliked Han, whom they considered an upstart, and only nominated him because it was considered a long-shot race, according to a KMT insider with knowledge of the matter. But unlike Trump, who was a celebrity businessman before he became president, Han was a largely unknown name until late in the summer of 2018, barely four months before the voting date.
Observers watched in awe as Han started his meteoric rise through the polls, and by November he had extinguished the 20-something percent lead the DPP once held.
Tsai was already unpopular in 2018, with her approval rating plummeting from its high point of 70 percent in 2016 to below 30 just before the election.
The decline was attributed to a series of controversial domestic reforms and by some accounts her ineffective communication and leadership style.