Youth Movements

Seeds: New York Stands with Hong Kong, Power to the People Rally

More than 700 New Yorkers showed up at the New York City rally in support of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests last weekend. The protest is simultaneously about many things: yet the democratic future of Hong Kong and police brutality are the two major issues at the heart of the events that have unfolded over the past few weeks... Read More

Detention of Hong Konger Returning from China Draws Comparisons to Lee Ming-che Imprisonment

The Chinese government confirmed yesterday that it is currently holding 28-year-old Hong Konger Simon Cheng in detention. Cheng, who works in the British consulate, disappeared earlier this month on August 8th while returning from Shenzhen to Hong Kong from a one-day business meeting... Read More

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

KMT Attacks on NPP-Organized Supply Drive for Hong Kong Prove a Strange Exercise in Cognitive Dissonance

A recent incident involving NPP Kaohsiung city councilor Huang Jie and KMT Taoyuan city councilor Chan Chiang-chun proves a strange exercise in cognitive dissonance, after Chan accused Huang of violating Taiwanese national security laws for seeking to solicit donations for ongoing protests in Hong Kong against the deterioration of its political freedoms... 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