Social Movements

Detention of Well-Known Chinese Labor Activist Points to a Larger Pattern

The detention of young Chinese labor activist Chen Wei-xiang proves the latest incident of the detention of social activists by the Chinese government. Chen's detention points to a larger pattern, not only regarding actions by the Chinese government against labor activists, but against activists that run news platforms aimed at spreading information about protests or political dissent... Read More

Shopping Mall Protests and Memorials for the Fallen Take Place Over the Weekend in Hong Kong

Police violence against protestors again took place in Hong Kong yesterday. Police violence yesterday took place after protest activities in shopping malls, billed as a form of Christmas shopping, and memorial activities for Marco Leung, who is viewed as the first protestor to die connected to the movement... Read More

40th Anniversary of Kaohsiung Incident Should Prompt Reflection on Taiwan’s Unfinished Democratization

With the 40th anniversary of the 1979 Kaohsiung Incident today, also known as the Formosa Incident or Meilidao Incident, it may be worth reflecting on what has changed in Taiwan in the decades since then⁠—but also to what extent many of the tasks of Taiwan’s democracy movement remain unfinished... Read More

從「蝻亞」到「東南亞巴打」: 香港的示威行動如何將大眾與少數族群連結在一起

在香港的人口組成中,東南亞裔一直是有一定曝光度的族群。然而,在香港主流媒體和大眾的眼中,他們一直被視為犯罪率高、教育程度低,以及猥褻的一群,從不受任何社群歡迎。即使他們在香港本地出生長大,卻鮮少被視作土生土長的港人。... Read More