06/20/2018 (Wed) 15:33:45
We don't have Mongolians here. We view equestrian course negatively. Our people are only (perhaps not only) familiar with Japanese archery. The Chinese confucian and local militia archery which are also far away from Manchurian and Mongolian archery, is probably completely lost in Taiwan. They lost the appeal to young people who try to be closer to japan and to distant from china. But that might be inaccurate because I read all about them from Komica
The murder suspect's archery class is very problematic. At first the victim booked the suspect's program that media reported as "traditional culture". Later we learned that the program is called "Taiwanese aboriginal traditional culture". Today an aboriginal organization furiously explained that the suspect is only distantly related to aboriginals, and has no credential or qualification to claim to represent the people's culture. The people is estimated to have 10k people.
His case was politicized from the beginning. The suspect lives or operates on a park that is designated as "cultural and creativity industry park" (the "artist village" I mentioned earlier). It's not a settlement it's just a park. Artists apply for license to do business on the park. But local people feel they disturbed the local peace and order and introduced crime and wastes. The park is in lock down now due to murder investigation.
From the beginning the media already emphasized the violence, cruelty and perversion of the dismemberment. They also link the case with two other cases this month, and describe it as "copycat crime wave".
This naturally leads to the KMT and DPP policy debate on death penalty. Generally speaking ROC has adopted international and EU conventions to avoid or abandon death penalty. DPP in particular opposes it for their human right and democracy policies. KMT however believed that people strongly demand death penalty.
KMT politicians now argued that DPP has neither sentenced nor executed one death sentence since it came to power, and argued that this is shaming the victim and her family, and that it has encouraged bad people to violate laws.
When I said mayor Ko is invincible, I mean that no one can defeat him in the year end election. Ko is not a member to any party, and is said to have changed the election model in Taiwan that relied on parties. Both KMT and DPP tried to ally with and challenge Ko.