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Sophie Hsu

Sophie Hsu is an English editor based in Taipei, Taiwan. She was born in Taipei, raised in Costa Rica and pursued high education in the United States and U.K. She enjoys writing, reading and traveling.

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Latest posts by Sophie Hsu

8 December 2014

How Social Media Helped an Independent Candidate Beat the Odds in Taiwan's Elections

Ko Wen-je won the race for mayor in Taiwan's capital city by a landslide. The island's political culture favors a two-party system, but Ko says social media helped him win.

14 August 2014

The Worst Explosion in Taiwan's History Has Set Off a Major Political Debate

A recent gas-line explosion killed 30 people in Kaohsiung, Taiwan’s second largest city, setting off a debate about the the underground pipelines that serve the nation's petrochemical industry.

30 June 2014

Why Some Taiwanese Activists Are Accusing This Hotel of Caving to Political Pressure from China

Hotel Novotel found itself a target of criticism after management disrupted a protest against the minister of China's Taiwan Affairs Office. Some Taiwanese fear closer ties with their communist neighbor.

8 June 2014

Why Do the Taiwanese Need to Remember the Tiananmen Massacre?

Hong Kong may have taken the lead in observing the Anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre, but other Chinese speaking communities, such as the people of Taiwan, also organize annual...

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