Social Movements

Several Hundred Demonstrate in Solidarity for Myanmar in New Taipei

A solidarity rally for Myanmar was held today in Little Myanmar in Zhonghe, which is located in New Taipei. The march began on Huaxin Street at 10:00 AM, passed through several streets in Little Myanmar, and proceeded to a small park outside of the Hwa Hsia University of Technology, at which point the rally ended promptly at 10:30 AM...

多倫多台灣租客抗爭經歷

在2014年從台灣搬來多倫多後,六年多來我和男友都是租房。對於兩個工薪階層的新移民來說,在異鄉生活很辛苦。在多倫多這個房價居高不下的城市,買房從不是我們居住的選項。而租房可能是一輩子的安排。從未想過我們會在加拿大遇上如此惡劣的房東,無止盡騷擾、威脅、恐嚇租客,並明目張膽地違反租賃法律以及租客居住權。...

Calls to Distinguish the National Emblem from the KMT Party Logo Retread Familiar Territory

The KMT’s party logo and its similarity to the national emblem has again become an object of political contestation. Last week, the Legislative Yuan passed a resolution calling for the Ministry of Interior to investigate the possibility of changing the national emblem. The Ministry of the Interior is required to produce a report on the matter within two months to report to the Internal Administration Committee of the Legislative Yuan...

Despite Further Arrests, Continued Silence in Taiwan Regarding Hong Kong Twelve

A political crackdown against pro-democracy figures continues in Hong Kong. In the latest series of arrests, earlier this month, eleven individuals were arrested in connection to the Hong Kong “Twelve”, twelve young Hongkongers that were arrested by the Chinese coast guard last August after attempting to flee to Taiwan by speedboat, then held in Shenzhen...

Xiangtang Village Struggle Illustrates How Forced Evictions Continue to Take Place in China

Gas, water, and electricity was cut off to villagers in Xiangtang Village in Beijing late last month by authorities, as part of an attempt to evict residents of the village, which is slated for demolition. This occurs despite sub-zero temperatures in Beijing, with residents having resisted attempts by authorities to evict them for weeks, engaging in protests and hunger strikes, among other actions...