In Midst of the NPP’s Continuing Internal Crisis, Sabrina Lim Announces Run for Party Chair

Huang Kuo-chang, one of the NPP's two remaining legislators and the party’s former chair, suggested earlier this week that he will not run for reelection as legislator, a move that has led to criticisms with the view that this would lose another legislative seat for the NPP. With it becoming increasingly clear that younger members of the party—who are primarily city councilors and in their 20s and early 30s—will have to take over the party leadership if it is to survive, Taipei city councilor Sabrina Lim announced her plans to run for party chair earlier today... Read More

Thousands Protest in Hong Kong International Airport in the Wake of Yesterday’s Police Violence

Thousands of demonstrators crowded into Hong Kong International Airport today in protest of yesterday’s police violence against demonstrators, thought by some to be the highest level of violence in the ten weeks of demonstrations to date. Despite high tension regarding possible police actions, most demonstrators eventually withdrew from the airport by the early evening... Read More

Police Violence Reaches New Heights in Hong Kong, Leads to Calls for Airport Occupation

Brutal scenes of violence took place in Hong Kong yesterday, with what some suspect to have been the highest level of police violence in demonstrations to date. Notably, a female medic is also thought to have lost her eye after being hit with a bean bag fired by police, with parts of her face also shattering, and tear gas was fired inside of an underground MTR station. Calls are now on the rise for an occupation of Hong Kong International Airport, to disrupt the operations of the airport as a whole, to take place this afternoon... Read More