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Posts Tagged ‘Activism’

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Politics

Taiwanese Election Candidate Denied Entry Into Hong Kong

New Power Party candidate Huang Kuo-chang was invited to appear on a CNN talk show, but the territory’s immigration authorities won’t let him in

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Society & Culture

Curriculum Protests Challenge Chiang-Confucian Social Order

With their recent actions, Taiwan’s youth have put their elders on notice about the changes to come

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Society & Culture

Worrying Trends in Taiwan’s Law Enforcement Practices

The incidents that occurred during a protest on Nov. 27 are part of a gradual deterioration observed in the past 48 months, made worse in the wake of the Sunflower occupation

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Society & Culture

Are Chinese Exchange Students the Key to Reform in China?

Tens of thousands of young Chinese study abroad every year, including here in Taiwan. But doubts remain as to the impact that their exposure to Western liberal ideas can have on the future of China

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Society & Culture

A Toolkit for the Citizen Journalist

In part II of the ‘Making Grassroots Advocacy Relevant to International Society,’ Ed Hsu turns to the new phenomenon of citizen journalism

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Society & Culture

A Tale of Sunflowers and Umbrellas

While Taiwan’s Sunflowers didn’t receive as much international media coverage as Hong Kong’s Umbrellas, the activists from both sides have a lot in common. Ian Rowen looks at the differences and similarities

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Society & Culture

Making Grassroots Advocacy Relevant to International Society

A legal take on the petition to the US White House against the Cross-Strait Services Trade Agreement

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Politics

Where Have the Sunflowers Gone?

The Sunflower Movement scored a major success by putting Taiwan back on the map. But it has since split and new forces are seeking to prevent its re-emergence

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Features

My Days at Huaguang: From ‘Good Citizen’ to ‘Disobedient Activist’

A victim of urban renewal offers a heartfelt account of Huaguang’s history and the travails of its people

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