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I-fan Lin

Born, raised, and educated in Taiwan. I write about current Taiwan issues and events as well as the Taiwanese blogosphere.

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Latest posts by I-fan Lin

24 March 2015

Protesters in Taiwan Rally Against Nuclear Power

As many as 45,000 people in Taiwan protested plans to extend the service lives of the country's two oldest nuclear power stations.

7 February 2015

‘Hate Is Not What Humans Should Do': Slain Journalist Kenji Goto's Words Live On Online

The Japanese journalist, who was executed by ISIS in January, logged his heart-wrenching and thought-provoking observations about conflict in the Middle East and Africa on his website and Twitter account.

4 February 2015

Male University Students in Taiwan Wear Skirts to Support Transgender Community

"I cannot help but feel sad. What makes us be so overcome with negative feelings when we see a minority who is different from us?"

24 November 2014

Young Independent Candidates Are Shaking Up Taiwan's Local Elections

Many young activists are throwing their name into the pool of candidates for local village chiefs in an effort to combat the "rotten" culture of community politics.

28 October 2014

As Taiwan Considers Marriage Equality, Tens of Thousands Attend Pride Parade

Hope was in the air at the colorful 2014 LGBT Taiwan Pride Parade, where two participants in particular wrote on their T-shirts that the looked forward to getting married.

Taiwanese Facebook Users Are Tagging a Death Row Inmate in Their Travels to Demand Justice

Cheng Hsin-Tse was sentenced to death in 2002 for the murder of a police officer. Due to the lack of hard evidence, his supporters want a review of his sentence.

8 October 2014

With an Eye on China's Future, Mainlanders Brave Arrest to Support Hong Kong's Umbrella Revolution

At least 34 activists in China had been arrested. Some in mainland China hope a win for democracy in Hong Kong will mean democratic development at home.

29 September 2014

Taiwanese See in Hong Kong's Pro-Democracy Protests What a Future With China Might Be Like

More than a thousand people gathered in the Freedom Square in Taiwan to express their solidarity with Hong Kong protesters.

12 May 2014

Should Anti-Nuclear Parents in Taiwan Bring Their Kids to Protests?

As police razed tents and shot water cannons at people protesting the island's fourth nuclear power plant, there were children among them.

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