The Marcos and Duterte camps have been successful in advancing compelling narratives for their political gain. But these narratives are not necessarily durable. As media studies scholar Jason Cabanes and historian Fernando Santiago put it, counter-disinformation efforts can “turn disinformation campaigns on their head by turning their own strategies against them.”
Labor rights groups say the government’s plan to hire an additional 28,000 migrant workers will exacerbate exploitation.
A new executive order states that PRC citizens “neither enjoy the rights nor have the duties of ROC citizens.” It may not have a lasting negative impact on the legal rights of PRC citizens in Taiwan, but it demonstrates a clear message that Taiwan and China are separate countries.
The amended law also requires that foreigners who have seriously violated internationally recognized human rights principles be denied entry into Taiwan.