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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

5 May 2014

PHOTOS: Protesters in Taiwan Turn Barbed-Wire Barricades Into Art

Police set up numerous chevaux de frise around government buildings to prevent anti-nuclear protesters from gathering. In response, Taiwanese have created what some have dubbed a contemporary street art exhibition.

20 April 2014

How Technology and Citizen Media Shaped Taiwan's Sunflower Movement

Members set up a number of websites dedicated to the protest against a trade deal with China, whose passage without a clause-by-clause review sparked the occupation of the legislature.

17 April 2014

Would Confucius Support the Sunflower Movement in Taiwan?

"Children should bow to their parents, students should pay respect to their teachers, and people should obey the government. As a result, the students' resistance must be wrong."

11 April 2014

Residents Rescue Two Baby Otters in Taiwan

Two baby Eurasian otters were found on the island of Kinmen after their nest was destroyed by construction work.

5 April 2014

#CongressOccupied Protesters Reject Taiwanese President's Proposed Solution

Members of the #CongressOccupied movement called President Ma's plan for a trade agreement monitoring system "empty, insincere and deceptive".

1 April 2014

Designing Taiwan's #CongressOccupied Protests

Taiwanese designers have actively contributed to the movement against a controversial trade deal with China by creating ads, banners and clothing.

31 March 2014

Half a Million Taiwanese Rally to Support #CongressOccupied

Protesters demanded that the Taiwanese government withdraw from a controversial trade agreement with China.

Taiwan’s Indigenous Oppose Trade Deal With China

Taiwan's indigenous people fear the trade agreement with China is a threat to their land, language and culture.

30 March 2014

Pandas Steal Spotlight from Taiwan's Endangered Formosan Bears

Some worry Taiwan is promoting pandas, a species native to mainland China, more than the country's own Formosan black bears.

25 March 2014

Taiwan's Heavy-Handed Crackdown on #CongressOccupied Leaves Protesters, Journalists Injured

Some have blackened their profile photos on Facebook and Twitter in protest of the heavy-handed police response to a demonstration at government headquarters.

24 March 2014

Dear #CongressOccupied Protesters, ‘Don't Let Taiwan Become the Next Hong Kong’

Since protests in Taiwan began March 18 against a trade deal with China, many Hongkongers have sent many messages of encouragement and of warning to the Taiwanese.

22 March 2014

A Poem for #CongressOccupied Protesters in Taiwan

"Tonight, we are willing to be violent mobs for love"

20 March 2014

Support Pours in for #CongressOccupied Protesters in Taiwan

In reaction to the ruling party's autocratic move to pass a trade agreement with China, thousands of protesters are occupying Taiwan's legislature.

19 March 2014

Protesters Occupy Taiwan's Legislature Over China Trade Deal

Angry protesters surrounded the Legislation Yuan and some stormed the floor demanding a proper review of the Cross-Strait Service Trade Agreement signed with China.

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