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2019/08/12 | Daphne K. Lee

BREAKING: NPP Chairman Chiu Hsien-chih Resigns

Following Freddy Lim's departure from the NPP and accusations against Kawlo Iyun Pacidal, NPP Chairman Chiu Hsien-chih (邱顯智) resigned today.

2019/08/01 | Daphne K. Lee

Freddy Lim Leaves NPP to Run as Independent

Freddy Lim leaves New Power Party to run as an independent and to support President Tsai Ing-wen in her re-election.

2019/01/28 | New Bloom

Who Will Step Up and Chair Taiwan's New Power Party?

Will the New Power Party take a step forward, or will it succumb to brewing factionalism?

2018/11/30 | Taiwan Insight

How Taiwan's 'Third Force' Parties Missed a Golden Electoral Opportunity

Third parties made breakthroughs in Taiwan's 2018 regional elections, but supporters are still left wondering what could have been.

2018/10/06 | Taiwan Insight

Inside Taiwan's Indie Music Scene: Is It Truly 'Independent'?

Taiwan's indie scene has coalesced with the mainstream, sometimes muddying the distinction between 'indie' and 'independent.'

2018/05/24 | Darice D. Chang

'Metal Politics Taiwan': Dual Lenses, Dueling Perspectives

The new film 'Metal Politics Taiwan' follows rocker-turned-politician Freddy Lim's first year in office. It was first shown at this year's Urban Nomad Film Festival.

2017/04/28 | Keith Menconi

INTERVIEW: A Taiwan Punk Tale

Joe Henley talks to Keith Menconi about his new book, 'Bu San Bu Si: A Taiwan Punk Tale.'

2016/12/06 | Olivia Yang

INTERVIEW: German Filmmaker Documenting 'Metal Politics' in Taiwan

'It’s exciting for me to be part of a historical process. That’s what our job is for. We are documenting history.'

2016/07/14 | Edward White

FEATURE: Freddy Lim on Influencing the DPP, China, Missed Opportunities and Taiwan's Dodgy Media

Freddy Lim, an internationally renowned heavy metal singer and civic activist, is part of a new wave of politicians trying to reshape Taiwanese society. In an interview at his Taipei office, Lim reflects on his time in the Legislative Yuan so far, the pace of reform in Taiwan and the New Power Party’s future prospects.

2016/02/24 | TNL 編輯

Freddy Lim Restates His Position of Taiwan's Independence in First Interpellation

Freddy Lim (林昶佐), former vocalist for Taiwan heavy metal band Chthonic (閃靈樂團), founded the New Power Party (NPP) in 2015. On January 16, he was elected into the parliament and had his first interpellation on February 23, in which he raised three issues.

2016/01/17 | Kenzo

Eight Firsts in the 2016 Taiwan Elections

The 2016 Taiwan presidential and legislative elections have set a number of records. What's worth noting is the turnout rate of this election set a record low at 70% and it is also the first time a presidential candidate was replaced.

2016/01/15 | TNL 編輯

Rise of The Third Force in Taiwan; Black Metal Star Runs in Legislative Election

After the Sunflower Movement, Taiwan’s "third force” is thriving with the emergence of the New Power Party (NPP) that is mainly formed by activists from the younger generation. As these activist-turned-politicians are taking their political ambition from the barricades to the ballot box, Freddy Lim, the lead singer in the black metal band Chthonic and now a legislator candidate, is bringing the world’s attention to the changes of Taiwanese political traditions.