Courtney Donovan Smith (石東文)

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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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.


ANALYSIS: Why the KMT’s Wang Jin-pyng Won Big at Local Polls

Who will the KMT run for president in 2020, Chairman Wu Den-yih, former Legislative Speaker Wang Jin-pyng, or another challenger candidate?


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.


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.


Has the DPP Unwittingly Opened the Door to Chinese Election Interference?

The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) must be prepared for election day hijinks courtesy of China, writes Courtney Donovan Smith.


Taiwan’s Diplomatic Space Shrinks Further as Burkina Faso Breaks Ties

The African nation's decision leaves Taiwan with just 18 diplomatic allies.


ANALYSIS: Tsai Ing-wen’s DPP Should Fight Ko-P for Taipei Mayor

A poll finding suggests that to fend off the KMT in Taipei, President Tsai Ing-wen's DPP would benefit from running its own candidate rather than backing the incumbent mayor.

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