Last week’s demolition of the home of Chang'an West Road resident Chang Chuan-chin under suspicious circumstances which were claimed to be an accident has raised fears of a renewed wave of forced urban evictions in Taipei, with the recent lifting of restrictions on urban development passed after the demolition of the Wang family home in Shilin
A hearing by the Constitutional Court of the Judicial Yuan on the subject of gay marriage earlier today has provoked anger among marriage equality advocates after comments by Minister of Justice Chiu Tai-San arguing against marriage equality during the hearing. The outcome of the hearing remains forthcoming, but could potentially legalize marriage equality in Taiwan
Controversy has erupted in National Taiwan University after a student group, the NTU Kaohsiung Student Union, released an advertisement for an upcoming campus event featuring an image of a bound woman surrounded by men, with the accompanying text strongly suggesting gang rape
The possibility of conflict breaking out between Taiwanese youth activists and the DPP seems quite likely in the near future, with discussion of an oversight bill for cross-strait trade deals scheduled for late next week. But although the passage of such a bill was one of the significant demands of the Sunflower Movement, the DPP has stalled and even reversed course multiple times on the issue.