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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 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"

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