September 2014

September 1st, 2014

有一句成語叫做「食言而肥」,也許這就是中國如此壯碩的原因。不同於回歸前的甜言蜜語,中國人大常委會31日在北京通過了香港政改框架決議草案,雖然普選的名字被保留下來了,但中國式的"普選"規定香港特首候選人要得到提名委員會半數以上委員的支持,且人數限制在2-3人,實際上,強硬且直接的否決了香港人民期盼30年的特首普選。... Read More

Looking Back on 323

Bolao is the pseudonym of an American of Taiwanese descent living in Taipei. Through a strange set of circumstances, though an American by birth and upbringing, he was involved in the attempt invade and occupy the Executive Yuan, Taiwan’s executive branch of government. The following is his investigation into and personal account of the Executive Yuan and Legislative Yuan occupation, both of which he was a participant in.... Read More

台灣的階級流動與身分群體

社會流動的可能性在已開發國家中一直是備受爭論的主題。美國一度被譽為實現「美國夢」的國度,人們只要工作夠勤奮就能往上爬,因為那兒有著大量的發展機會。然而,「美國夢」早已證實了是一場泡影,對於拉丁美洲裔移民或許多非裔美國人來說更是刻骨銘心。種族不平等及相應的階級分層揭示了殘酷的事實:來到美國日以繼夜工作的人,不一定能夠達到理想的生活,反倒是常常在許多方面都被刻板印象定型,甚至遭受歧視,無論他們多有才華。階級分化與分層並非美國獨有的現象。當我們回看今天的台灣,階級流動的停滯可說是青年世代所面臨最急迫的問題。... Read More

The Impossibility of Democracy in Hong Kong?

Does the possibility exist for Hong Kong to attain democracy? This question has yet to be settled. In the face of China’s refusal to allow non-vetted candidates to run for Hong Kong’s Chief Executive, the highest political position in the Hong Kong government, the stage is set for Occupy Central to once again seize control of Hong Kong’s Central district, the city’s financial and economic heart... Read More