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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.