The latest My Formosa poll for Taiwan's presidential election was taken from 28-30 Nov. The main takeaway is the loss of support for the TPP candidate Ko Wen-je. This means the election is likely to become a more direct contest between the DPP and KMT.
Seiji Maehara's departure from the Democratic Party for the People to form a new political party is seen by many across the political aisle as a move to join Nippon Ishin no Kai in the future. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2023/12/01/japan/politics/seiji-maehara-new-political-party/?utm_content=buffera4db9&utm_medium=social&utm_source=mastodon&utm_campaign=bffmstdn #japan #politics #seijimaehara #dpp #nipponishin
Former Foreign Minister Maehara to form new party https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2023/11/30/japan/politics/japan-opposition-maehara-forms-new-party/?utm_content=buffere4b2d&utm_medium=social&utm_source=mastodon&utm_campaign=bffmstdn #japan #politics #seijimaehara #dpp #yuichirotamaki #ldp #fumiokishida
Freddy Lim (林昶佐) announced that he will join the DPP. He was originally elected to the legislature in 2016 as a member of the New Power Party (NPP). He left the NPP in 2019 and was re-elected in 2020 as an independent. He supported Tsai Ing-wen in the 2020 election. (1/2)
“Vice President William Lai (賴清德), the Democratic Progressive Party’s (DPP) presidential candidate, and his running mate, former representative to the US Hsiao Bi-khim (蕭美琴), yesterday held their first campaign rally together in Hualien City, [#Taiwan] calling January’s election a fight for the survival of the country.”
The Lower House started discussion Friday on separate bills aimed at safeguarding and preventing the transfer of the Unification Church’s assets and addressing relief measures for victims. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2023/11/24/japan/politics/lh-committee-bill-uc-assets-victims/?utm_content=buffer277c5&utm_medium=social&utm_source=mastodon&utm_campaign=bffmstdn #japan #politics #unificationchurch #ldp #komeito #dpp #cdp #nipponishinnokai
"Meltdown" Niebieskich na Tajwanie
KMT i TPP prowadzą kampanię na rzecz zacieśnienia więzi z Chinami i przedstawiają wybory jako wybór między "pokojem a wojną." Atakują rządzącą DPP za rzekome dążenie do niepodległości za wszelką cenę. Oskarżają ją o odrzucenie oferty rozmów z ChRL. Te wybory mogą być jednak ostatnimi, w których taka narracja może mieć jeszcze jakiś sens.
Meanwhile #TerryGou has quit his vanity project of becoming #Taiwan's next president after #FoxConn aka #HonHai got away with less than USD 3000.- in fines in #China for not reporting all tax details correctly. Very hard to imagine that these two things were unrelated...
Still, #WilliamLai and the #DPP are leading the field of candidates, and Lai's pick for his running mate #HsiaoBikhim is a very clever choice - no matter what the #KMT is nagging on about. #elections 2/2
Two of the three vice presidential candidates in Taiwan's presidential election are women. It is notable that both these women are very cosmopolitan. Hsiao Bi-Khim (蕭美琴) was born in Japan and grew up in Taiwan and the US. Cynthia Wu (吳欣盈) was born in the US and has also spent time living in the UK.
Taiwan ruling party moves ahead with opposition mired in dispute https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2023/11/22/asia-pacific/politics/taiwan-ruling-party-opposition-dispute/?utm_content=buffer3bf65&utm_medium=social&utm_source=mastodon&utm_campaign=bffmstdn #asiapacific #politics #taiwan #elections #dpp #kmt #china #laichingte #kowenje
🇳🇫 #TAIWAN: #Vice_President #William_Lai (#賴清德, #DPP):
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#Taiwanese have to make a choice in January’s #presidential_election between continuing on the road of #democracy or “walking into the embrace of #China 🇨🇳.”
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Taiwan's people have to make a choice at next year's election about whether the island keeps moving forward on the road to democracy or "walks into the embrace of China," the front-runner to be the next president said Tuesday. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2023/11/21/asia-pacific/politics/taiwan-election-china-frontrunner/?utm_content=buffercbdb3&utm_medium=social&utm_source=mastodon&utm_campaign=bffmstdn #asiapacific #politics #taiwan #china #laichingte #dpp #elections
Taiwanese Vice President Lai Ching-te, the front-runner in January’s presidential election, named the democratic island’s envoy to the United States as his running mate on Monday, as a tie-up agreement by his top two rivals for the presidency crumbled. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2023/11/20/asia-pacific/politics/taiwan-lai-ching-te-hsiao-bi-khim/?utm_content=buffer72cc7&utm_medium=social&utm_source=mastodon&utm_campaign=bffmstdn #asiapacific #politics #taiwan #china #dpp #pla #us #usmilitary #laichingte #hsiaobikhim
DPP presidential candidate Lai Ching-te (賴清德) has announced that Hsiao Bi-khim (蕭美琴) will be his running mate in the election via a post on Facebook. Hsiao resigned from her position as Taiwan's representative to the USA earlier today in order to contest the election
The #KMT and #KoWenje NOT being able to agree on who will lead a joint ticket for #Taiwan's presidential #elections next January comes as NO surprise at all (to me).
For 40 years the KMT has been the ruling party during the #martiallaw era, so it won't step back. Ko has always called the shots since entering #politics, so he's not going to be content being the running mate and not the main candidate of the #opposition.
Good news for #WilliamLai and the #DPP. #democracy https://focustaiwan.tw/politics/202311180005
A potential joint bid for Taiwan's presidency by the island's two main opposition parties was in disarray on Saturday as they bickered on how to agree on who will run for president with time running out to make a decision. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2023/11/18/asia-pacific/politics/taiwan-opposition-bickering/?utm_content=buffer01158&utm_medium=social&utm_source=mastodon&utm_campaign=bffmstdn #asiapacific #politics #taiwan #china #dpp #kuomintang #laichingte #houyuih #kowenje
Będzie wspólny kandydat opozycji na Tajwanie?
Teoretycznie to może wywrócić wszystkie przewidywania dotyczące wyborów prezydenckich w styczniu. W parlamencie Demokratyczna Partia Postępu (DPP) raczej nie ma szans na utrzymanie większości, ale dotychczasowe sondaże dawały wygodną przewagę jej kandydatowi na prezydenta - Williamowi Lai Ching-te.
Lai Ching-te, the frontrunner for Taiwan's presidency, has picked Taipei's envoy to the U.S. to be his running mate for January's election. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2023/11/16/asia-pacific/politics/taiwan-frontrunner-us-envoy/?utm_content=buffer0f1fc&utm_medium=social&utm_source=mastodon&utm_campaign=bffmstdn #asiapacific #politics #laichingte #taiwan #elections #us #hsiaobikhim #dpp
Taiwan's China-friendly opposition parties are joining forces to take on the front-running ruling party in January's presidential election. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2023/11/15/asia-pacific/politics/taiwan-opposition-presidential-ticket/?utm_content=buffer36d1f&utm_medium=social&utm_source=mastodon&utm_campaign=bffmstdn #asiapacific #politics #taiwan #elections #laichingte #dpp #kuomintang #kmt #houyuih #kowenje #terrygou
The 3 November My Formosa poll shows the DPP's Lai retains a consistent lead in Taiwan's presidential race. The notable trend is that support for the KMT's Hou is rising while the TPP's Ko is falling. Independent Gou lags a distant fourth.
KMT i TPP zawierają sojusz wyborczy?
Przedstawiciele KMT i TPP oświadczyli po poniedziałkowym spotkaniu liderów, że będą "wspierać się nawzajem i maksymalizować liczbę miejsc" w parlamencie, aby "pogłębić demokrację." To wszystko ładnie brzmi, ale są moim zdaniem są dwa poważne problemy na drodze "wspólnego frontu."
Two legislative candidates in Songshan-Xinyi District of Taipei City
The DPP candidate is Hsu Shu-hua (許淑華) who has served as a city councillor for the district since 2006. She is obviously well known to voters as she doesn't include her name on her poster
The KMT candidate is Hsu Chiao-hsin (徐巧芯) who has been a city councillor since 2018
Indipendente GUADAGNA su LDP.
An unusual appointment by Prime Minister Fumio Kishida has fueled speculation that he is gearing up to add the opposition Democratic Party for the People to the Liberal Democratic Party-Komeito ruling coalition. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2023/09/16/japan/politics/dpp-ruling-coalition-wakako-yata/?utm_content=buffer77131&utm_medium=social&utm_source=mastodon&utm_campaign=bffmstdn #japan #politics #dpp #ldp #komeito #cabinet #fumiokishida #diet
Lai Ching-te's National Project of Hope (國家希望工程) is a sound platform of domestic policies that differentiates Lai from President Tsai, writes Frozen Garlic
La Presidente #Tsai Ing-Wen (#DPP|Centro-sinistra) e il re #MswatiIII hanno supervisionato la firma di tre accordi: finanziamento taiwanese per favorire l’occupazione delle imprenditrici di Eswatini, stabilire Kaohsiung e Mbabane come città sorelle e lavorare insieme su un serbatoio petrolifero.
Japan's political parties are boosting support for female candidates as part of preparations for the next election for the Lower House. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2023/08/18/japan/politics/female-candidates-support/?utm_content=buffer3b3bb&utm_medium=social&utm_source=mastodon&utm_campaign=bffmstdn #japan #politics #women039sissues #lowerhouse #ldp #komeito #cdp #nipponishinnokai #jcp #dpp
Following notably brief debate, a Japanese parliamentary committee on Friday approved a bill to promote understanding of sexual minorities, a key step in the legislation's passage. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2023/06/09/national/politics-diplomacy/lgbtq-bill-committee-pass/?utm_content=buffer26050&utm_medium=social&utm_source=mastodon&utm_campaign=bffmstdn #news #japan #ldp #diet #lgbtq #komeito #jcp #yoshitakashindo #dpp #cdp #reiwashinsengumi #junazumi #nipponishinnokia
● Sharpest shot (burst mode): This feature will select the sharpest image from a burst when IBIS is enabled. All photos from a single burst will also be placed in a separate folder on your card and the image #EXIF data will carry additional IBIS data for later review and filtering.
● Sharpest moment (single shot mode): This will buffer images while you're holding your shutter fully depressed in a single shot electronic shutter mode and then only write onto the card the sharpest moment, when IBIS detected the least camera shake and was able to correct for all the movement while the sensor was read from.
● High resolution sensor shift photos: All Canon camera bodies that are capable of producing higher than sensor's native resolution photos using sensor-shift method will now gain this feature even if they previously didn't come with it.
● Panorama mode (sweeping or stacking): All Canon bodies that were missing this shooting mode gain this ability with the new firmware update. It comes with automatic metering, calculated over the entire panorama shot, or let the user select metered position that doesn't have to be at the starting position of the panorama shot.
● Ultra-wide video mode: On top of standard 4K resolutions, Canon is now including an option to select user-defined and narrower than 16:9 aspect ratio. As data will be read from the sensor faster with shorter vertical reads, this will also improve rolling shutter and high shutter speed performance in videos. OIS and IBIS will also be able to correct for more vertical movement without vignetting.
Additionally, Canon has updated its Digital Photo Professional (#DPP) software to support hardware acceleration and utilize multi-threading, making #RAW photo editing more than 10x faster than previously, and have finally published an #Android version of DPP Express.
You can #download these updates today only from https://haveigotcanonupdatesforyou.com/aprilfools/
Every time I read a story about these, I think of Darlene in S1 of "Mr. Robot" nonchalantly dropping USB dongles in a parking lot.