March 2019

Visit by Han Kuo-Yu to Beijing Liaison Office Prompts Criticism from Hong Kong, Taiwan Politicians

A visit by Kaohsiung mayor Han Kuo-yu to Hong Kong has provoked outrage from both Taiwan and Hong Kong politicians. Han is accused of infringing upon both Hong Kong and Taiwan’s sovereignty in directly meeting with Wang Zhimin, the director of Hong Kong’s Beijing Liaison Office, which represents the Chinese government in Hong Kong... Read More

Taiwan’s Refugee Policies Under Scrutiny Again After Chinese Student Seeks Asylum

The Tsai administration's refugee policies toward Chinese asylum seekers are in the spotlight again after a Chinese student requested political asylum in Taiwan after making public criticisms of Chinese president Xi Jinping on a livestream and social media. The student in question, Li Jiabao, is currently a student at the Chia Nan University of Pharmacy and Science in Tainan... Read More

Review: Our Youth in Taiwan (我們的青春,在台灣)

Our Youth in Taiwan, the winner for best documentary at this year’s Golden Horse Awards would be a highly personal character study of two participants in the Sunflower Movement. The first would be Chen Wei-ting, one of the two most recognizable student leaders from the movement, and the second is Cai Bo-yi, a Chinese participant in the movement. However, the film ultimately becomes the personal story of the director, too, by the film’s conclusion... Read More