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GV Face: Taiwan's Sunflower Protests

Written by Solana Larsen On 9 May 2014 @ 10:02 am | 1 Comment

In Citizen Media, International Relations, Politics, Protest, Taiwan (ROC)

Join the live video hangout on Google Plus on May 9, 2014 (11:00AM UTC/GMT) [1]

Sunflowers have become the symbol of a protest movement in Taiwan that calls for continued autonomy of the country, amidst strong political pressure for more trade and unification with China.

Protesters stormed and occupied Taiwan's main legislature for several weeks and used social media to communicate their aims and activity in very creative ways.

Is the movement to defend democracy itself democratic?

On GV Face today we talk to Portnoy Zheng [2], co-editor of Global Voices in Chinese [3] on how the protests have been received in Taiwan.

Also see:

Global Voices Special Coverage on Taiwan's Sunflower Protests [4]


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[1] Join the live video hangout on Google Plus on May 9, 2014 (11:00AM UTC/GMT): https://plus.google.com/b/102858415401615683864/events/cssn6t2omn06515joerh05f9ts4

[2] Portnoy Zheng: http://zh.globalvoicesonline.org/hant/author/portnoy/

[3] Global Voices in Chinese: http://zh.globalvoicesonline.org/hant/

[4] Global Voices Special Coverage on Taiwan's Sunflower Protests: http://globalvoicesonline.org/specialcoverage/taiwans-congressoccupied-protests/

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