Youth Movements

Protests Take Place Across Hong Kong After Emergency Powers Invoked to Pass Mask Ban

Scenes of heated protest again took place in Hong Kong yesterday, in response to moves by the Hong Kong government to invoke emergency powers to outlaw the wearing of masks in public. A fourteen-year-old was shot in the thigh, making him the second demonstrator shot with a round of live ammunition during demonstrations to date. An abortive attempt to declare the formation of a provisional government in the MOSTown shopping mall proves a significant development, particularly since the declaration of a provisional government could potentially be used as grounds for intervention by the Chinese government... Read More

Protests Mark Chinese National Day in Hong Kong, With Police Violence Escalating to New Levels

Intensive protests took place across Hong Kong today, marking the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, also known as Chinese National Day. Police violence took place on a scale likely unprecedented in demonstrations to date, with one protester shot with a live round, making him the first demonstrator shot with live ammunition during demonstrations in Hong Kong over the past eighteen weeks... Read More

Outbreak of Police Violence in Hong Kong in the Days Before Chinese National Day

Violent scenes have taken place across Hong Kong in the last two days, in the lead-up to Chinese National Day on October 1st. It is expected that Chinese National Day will see intensive protests in Hong Kong, seeing as National Day is a significant anniversary for the People’s Republic of China... Read More

Demonstrations Continue in Hong Kong in the Lead-up to National Day

Demonstrations have continued over the past week in Hong Kong, frequently involving clashes with police. Last weekend marked the sixteenth consecutive week of protests. Looming over demonstrations at present is Chinese National Day commemorations set to take place on October 1, which will commemorate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China... Read More

What Grows In the Fight for Home: Reflections on Daguan

Despite intense demonstrations demanding a fair resettlement plan in front of the Executive Yuan, Daguan was finally demolished in early August. Residents’ houses and family businesses may be gone for good, but the buds of knowledge and power that emerged through their resistance will continue to bloom and grow... Read More

Megaport Music Festival Falls Victim to Political Persecution by Han Kuo-yu

The Megaport Music Festival, likely Taiwan’s largest indie rock festival, announced earlier this month that the festival would be coming to an end after sixteen years. It is widely known that the festival, which is traditionally held in Kaohsiung, is shutting down due to pressure from Kaohsiung mayor Han Kuo-yu of the KMT... Read More