Although there were regular mass demonstrations, the Occupy Central campaign, and later on the Umbrella Movement, many people did not expect that around two million Hong Kong people would take to the streets to protest the controversial extradition bill.
On April 12, 2019, North Korea leader Kim Jong-un finally uttered publicly he was open to a third summit with US President Donald J Trump. Trump himself does not appear to rule out the possibility of a third summit.
In the Kuomintang, the most popular candidate Han Kuo-yu, the newly-elected Mayor of Kaohsiung, and the richest man in Taiwan and chairman of Foxconn, Terry Guo are set to fight for the party’s nomination for the 2020 presidential election.
A distinctive Chinese way of thinking about the Korean peninsula and the Taiwan Strait is that they are comprehensively and integrally interconnected, and that China will take advantage of events on the Korean peninsula to seek to resolve the Taiwan “problem”.
The liberal Western media have talked and written extensively about America’s relations with Taiwan under Trump. Their narratives embraced two themes: the relationship was managed badly and Taiwan is a “card” Trump is playing against China.
Taiwan will have its presidential election in early 2020. Several politicians in the two leading parties have started their election campaign, while the KMT Mayor of Kaohsiung, Han Kuo-yu and non-partisan Mayor of Taipei, Ko Wen-je are also expected to run for the seat.