Andi Kao

Migrant Fishermen Abuses Continue to Be Covered up Through Collaboration of Taiwanese State and Capital

On September 20th, the training ship Yu Shiun No. 2 departed Ch’ien-chen Harbor in Kaohsiung, carrying an eclectic crew of passengers, including officials with the Fisheries Agency, employees of the Overseas Fisheries Development Council of the Republic of China, and members of the Serve the People Association, the Environmental Justice Foundation, and the Yilan Migrant Fishermen Union ... Read More

Nanfang’ao Bridge Collapse Raises Issues of Systematic Discrimination Against Migrant Workers

A section of the Nanfang’ao Bridge in Yilan County collapsed around 9:30 on Tuesday morning, injuring over twenty people and killing six migrant fishermen. Responses to the bridge collapse should call attention to the dehumanizing conditions faced by migrant workers and the situation faced by migrant workers in which situation wherein migrant fishermen are bound to their worksites even when not being paid... Read More

American Support for Taiwan Draws Parallel to Backing of Israel

For organizers in Taiwan, the DPP’s commitment to justice must be questioned alongside any vision of transitional justice that fails to engage with the role of the US in propping up the authoritarian Chiang Kai-shek regime. Likewise, contrary to popular belief, American political support for Taiwan, similar to American support for Israel, is a deeply bipartisan position... Read More
Andi Kao

Andi Kao

Andi Kao is a Ph. D student in International and Comparative Labor at Cornell University.