Courtney Donovan Smith (石東文)

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Courtney Donovan Smith (石東文) is a contributing writer for The News Lens. He is a publisher of the Compass Magazine, current chairman of the Taichung American Chamber of Commerce, the Central Taiwan correspondent for ICRT Radio, the founder of the popular Taiwan News in English Facebook group and is an organizer of rock festivals including the Compass Food and Music Festival.

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Out of the Blue: Who Is Han Kuo-yu and Can He Win Kaohsiung?
The 'Han wave' is a reality, but the result of the mayoral race in Kaohsiung may be of secondary importance to Han's emergence as a KMT contender for the presidency.
ANALYSIS: Mayoral Races to Watch as KMT Eyes National Return
Apart from Kaohsiung, Taipei, New Taipei and Taichung are the contests to watch for signs of KMT life.
All Bets Are Off: An Overview of Taiwan’s 2020 Presidential Primaries
Besides the DPP and KMT primaries, there is still a lot left at play to determine who the candidates will be in Taiwan’s 2020 presidential election.
Taiwan's Political Revolution and China's Challenge
Donald Trump and Taiwan’s president aren’t China’s biggest long-term ‘Taiwan issue’ challenge, argues Courtney Donovan Smith.
It’s Make or Break Time for Marriage Equality in Taiwan
By the end of the day on December 17, we’ll know if marriage equality is doomed to fail.   
OPINION: Why Taiwan Should Be Terrified of 'Emperor' Xi
Xi Jinping's most recent moves to consolidate power should make China's neighbors —and the world — very nervous.
Trump’s Tactics to Take on the World
'Trump has one basic strategy: Seize the initiative and never let it go," writes Courtney Donovan Smith.
Parsing the Significance of the Tsai-Trump Call
 So what does this portend for U.S.-Taiwan-China relations under the Trump administration?
The Politics of Pollution in Central Taiwan
As a rally looms, the Tsai administration is finally being forced to get serious about Taichung's pollution crisis.
Anti-Pollution Protesters Make Voices Heard in Taichung
Thousands took to the streets in front of a strong showing of Taiwanese politicians, but will it be enough to instigate meaningful policy change?