From the largest public displays of protest in a generation arising in China to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the most important developments internationally in the past year had a profound influence on Taiwan and the region.
The domestic premiere of ‘The State of Texas vs. Melissa’ at the Taiwan Alliance to End the Death Penalty film festival is a highlight among several selections on state violence.
Taiwan’s new “intermediate skilled manpower” classification has potential to benefit migrant workers and create a more diverse society in the long term. But there is a risk of developing a permanent underclass unable to fully participate in the economic, social, and cultural mainstream of Taiwanese life.
Despite Taiwan’s high rankings in gender equality, Taiwanese women consistently report experiencing discrimination.
SueAnn Shiah, a Taiwanese American Queer Christian, offers a Pride Month reflection on accountability and abolition.