Syrena Lin

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Syrena currently works at Taiwan's legislative office. She is a lover of animals, nature, and history. 

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2020/07/14 | Syrena Lin
Should Taiwan Abolish Its Control Yuan and Examination Yuan?
Taiwan's political parties have long called for the abolition of the Control Yuan and Examination Yuan. What purposes do these two government branches actually serve?
2020/06/24 | Syrena Lin
The Migrant Fishermen Union on the Frontlines Against Covid-19 and Bosses
The Yilan Migrant Fishermen Union has pointed out the increased vulnerabilities that their workers face under Covid-19. But this is just their latest campaign since their establishment in 2013.
2020/06/19 | Syrena Lin
Taiwan’s Civil War... Over Rice Dumplings
What is Taiwan's eternal debate over Northern and Southern rice dumplings about?
2020/06/17 | Syrena Lin
Who Is Hsiao Bi-khim, Taiwan's De Facto Ambassador to the US?
Hsiao Bi-Khim is the first woman to become de facto ambassador to the U.S. She has been advocate for progressive causes throughout her long career in the Democratic Progressive Party.
2020/05/28 | Syrena Lin
The Women Behind MOWES, Taipei’s Inclusive Community Space
MOWES offers fitness, art, and language classes. However, the community space has been struggling with lower attendance rates and postponed grants under Covid-19.
2020/05/26 | Syrena Lin
Can Social Distancing Free Us From Networking?
As social activities are at an all-time low, are we realizing that social events and networking are overrated and mostly unnecessary?
2020/05/02 | Syrena Lin
Labor Day Weekend Tourism a Thorny Issue for Government
Government officials in Taiwan weigh the competing interests of local vendors and disease prevention in their Labor Day tourism messaging.
2020/04/17 | Syrena Lin
Domestic Violence Rises in Isolation. Taiwan Has Yet to Act.
Statistics from New Taipei City show recent growth in domestic violence cases, but Taiwan has not enacted any additional policies or adjusted services.
2020/04/01 | Syrena Lin
The Conflicting Values of Taiwan’s Comedy and Gender Discussions
Taiwanese comedian Brian Tseng has recently stirred yet another controversy with his unfiltered comedy.
2020/03/30 | Syrena Lin
How Do Taiwan's Coronavirus Hotline and Quarantine System Work?
The CECC advises people with coronavirus symptoms to call the 1922 hotline for consultation and reporting. How is a test arranged? What about those who are already in home quarantine?
2019/12/10 | Syrena Lin
Travel Back in Time With ‘Dadaocheng Museum’ This Weekend
The annual event “Dadaocheng Museum” will allow Taipei visitors to explores historical buildings that are usually closed off to the public.
2019/12/05 | Syrena Lin
Debate on Orchid Island’s Nuclear Waste Disposal Continues Despite Compensation
Although the Taiwanese government has offered to compensate the Taos for the nuclear waste disposal, the debate on whether to go nuclear-free will persist beyond 2020.
2019/11/20 | Syrena Lin
Romantic Route 3: Rediscover Hakka Culture at Beipu, Taiwan
Explore Taiwan’s Hakka culture through the ongoing Romantic Route 3 Arts Festival. First stop: Beipu.
2019/11/12 | Syrena Lin
China's 26 Measures: 'Wan Wan' Is Already at Home
China's new 26 measures and its call for "Wan Wan" to come home are just trivial attempts to undermine Taiwan's 2020 elections, again.
2019/10/30 | Syrena Lin
Will Taiwan Ever Abolish the Death Penalty?
Premier Su Tseng-chang’s remark on the death penalty sparked activist outrage last week, and discussions on the abolition of capital punishment will be a crucial item on Taiwan’s 2020 policy agenda.