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2019/03/22 | Cat Thomas
INTERVIEW: Ian Rowen on the Sunflower Movement and Youth Activism in Taiwan
Ian Rowen looks back on Taiwan's Sunflower Movement, five years after helping share the occupation of the Legislative Yuan with an international audience.
2018/12/24 | 破土 New Bloom
OPINION: From 2014 Sunflowers to 2018's KMT 'Blue Wave,' the Youth Are Anxious
Last week's student protests at NTU against former Premier Jiang Yi-huah are a snapshot of Taiwan's current political moment.
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.
2018/10/07 | 破土 New Bloom
OPINION: Taiwan's 'Third Force' Parties Must Avoid a Rightward Shift
Falun Gong's campaign against the Democratic Socialists of America shows the potential for right-wing forces to co-opt anti-CCP sentiment in Taiwan.
2018/07/30 | 破土 New Bloom
OPINION: In Praise of Defacing the Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial
Criticism of the defacing of Chiang Kai-shek's memorial miss the point, argues Brian Hioe, as long as Taiwan's government is content to revere the late dictator.
2018/03/15 | Stellina Chen
CARTOON: Sunflowers Bask in Judicial Blessing
Sunflower movement leaders celebrate acquittal by Taiwan's High Court of charges relating to the 2014 protest movement.
2017/12/25 | Brian Hioe
Labor Law Protests Rock Taipei
Protests as large and aggressive have not been witnessed in Taipei since the 2014 Sunflower Movement.
2017/05/19 | Lin Fei-fan
Lin Fei-fan: Don’t Let The People Down Again
Lin Fei-fan, one of the student leaders in the 2014 protest that drew half a million people to the streets of Taipei, writes about the mounting dissatisfaction with Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen and her government as well as the hypocrisy of the international community.
2017/03/31 | Brian Hioe
Sunflower Movement Activists Found Not Guilty. What Next?
Leaders of the 2014 Sunflower Movement were today found not guilty for occupying Taiwan's Parliment. Other cases involving incidents during the movement have not yet been heard, and demands still haven't been met.
2017/03/22 | Brian Hioe
Impending Conflict Between the DPP and Taiwanese Youth Activists?
This could be a crucial issue which cements the view for many that the DPP has not proven sufficiently different from the KMT on key issues such as cross-Strait relations.