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2018/10/07 | 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 | 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.

2015/09/14 | Kenzo

Will Ma Push for Taiwan's Return to the UN?

This is the last year for Ma to deal with the proposal to enter the UN during his term of office. But according to sources from the Ministry of National Defense, Ma’s government will do nothing but maintain the same policy of the past seven years, and the proposal regarding returning to the UN will not be promoted.

2015/08/13 | Kenzo

Sunflower Movement Protesters Ruled Detention

Chen Wei-ting says people have the right to attend the public hearings held by the Legislative Yuan, yet the police blocked the main gate and denied citizens entrance of the building during the Sunflower Movement. He will discuss with his lawyer about appealing.