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2022/01/09 | Bryan Chou

Taiwan: Lin Ching-yi Prevails in Win for Pan-Green Forces

Lin’s victory reflected the voters’ approval of her call to “end the politics of corruption,” which the DPP has made a central part of her campaign platform.

2022/01/09 | TNL Staff

Freddy Lim Recall Attempt Fails to Meet Threshold

The recall campaign against Freddy Lim has failed on account of falling short of its binding threshold.

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.