I'm so surprise such an irresponsible TV programme is allowed to go on air in Taiwan. It is very disappointing that they don't have proper controls to prevent unfiltered information to go on the air. I'm shocked by many assertions made on the programme - that democracy is more important that the pursuit of economic growth, that our system has no check and balance, and our democracy is a farce. What rubbish!!! It is obvious these commentators don't know what they are talking about. Since their golden period when they were under the KMT, the Taiwanese political system has descended into chaos.
Now if you ask any Taiwanese which party willl win their next elections, they will say they don't know. Every weekend they have protests for/against reunification with China, nobody seems to be able to decide on this issue and no body seems to be afraid of the authorities. There 15 newspapers and 7 24-hr news stations in Taiwan each expressing a different viewpoint causing much confusion among the Taiwanese. It is clear that Singapore has a system that is far more advanced than the Taiwanese and they do well if they listen to the KMT's presidential candidate Ma Ying-jeou plan to emulate Singapore - they should consolidate their newspapers and TV stations, have more predictable elections that is won by the KMT and focus on economic growth. I'm sure the Taiwanese will be happier people if they have a more advanced system of govt in place like Singapore. They wouldn't be wasting their time protesting on the streets and will have more time at the shopping mall. A media that provides high quality filtered and harmonised information will help them to relieve of the burden of pondering over issues. It will take them 40 years to get to where Singapore is today and they better start soon or we will move even further ahead of them.