30,000 Protest Against Labor Law Changes In Kaohsiung, Pressure On DPP Growing

With reportedly over 30,000 taking to the streets yesterday in Kaohsiung in demonstration against planned changes according to some counts, significantly larger than any protest in Taipei to date, pressure upon the DPP regarding planned changes to the Labor Standards Act will continue, increasing the likelihood of divides within the party... Read More

Day To Night Demonstration Against Labor Law Changes Concludes With Clashes Against Police

Following a dramatic series of attempts to invade the Legislative Yuan, clashes with police, and a blockade of the intersection of Zhongshan South Road and Qingdao West Road, protest today against planned changes to the Labor Standards Act were not successful in preventing the act from passing. One can expect outrage from Taiwanese activists to lead to further protest... Read More

Demonstrations Take Place Against Planned Labor Law Changes From Morning Into Night

Demonstrations against planned changes to the Labor Standards Act have taken place through the course of the past day outside the Legislative Yuan, beginning at 9 AM and lasting until nightfall. Three attempts to storm the Legislative Yuan have taken place in the course of this. Protests continue into the night, as the review of these planned changes also continues within the Legislative Yuan... Read More

Satirical Buddhist-Themed Protest Against Changes To Labor Laws Held

A theatrical Buddhist-themed demonstration against planned changes to the Labor Standards Act by the Tsai administration was held today outside the Executive Yuan today. The demonstration, which was intended to be humorous in nature, went from 1:30 PM to 4 PM and largely took the form of chanting of satirical Buddhist scriptures regarding changes to labor laws... Read More

Uncertainty Regarding Planned Changes To Labor Laws, An Increasingly Fractured DPP

Much uncertainty currently looms regarding planned changes to the Labor Standards Act by the Tsai administration. Namely, the Tsai administration has seen a large amount of public backlash following demonstrations on Thursday last week, and it has unexpectedly become unsure whether the DPP will be able to pass these changes. In the meantime, labor struggles across Taiwan are receiving increased attention and the DPP is looking increasingly fractured internally... Read More

A Victory For Taiwanese Labor And A Defeat For The DPP?

Was today a victory for organized labor in Taiwan and a defeat for the DPP? In the end, following a grueling day of protest which began at 9 AM and saw no less than three attempts to storm the Legislative Yuan, the committee meeting in which planned changes to the Labor Standards Act were to be reviewed was cancelled. But what now for attempts to stop these changes from being passed into law?... Read More

Intensive Protests Against Planned Changes To Labor Laws, More Protests Planned For Night

It has been a chaotic day of protest both inside and outside the Legislative Yuan. With the review of planned changes to the Labor Standards Act scheduled for today and the changes set to take effect in the next few months after passing this review, it was anticipated by many that today would be a day of intensive protests against the DPP attempting to force these changes into law. And indeed, protests today have been intensive, seeing multiple attempts to storm the Legislative Yuan, with more protests planned for night... Read More

KMT Fixation On Missing ROC Flags From Government Websites And Invitations A Sign Of Desperation

Recent attempts by the KMT to attack the DPP on the issue of desinicization have been suitably bizarre, with claims that missing ROC flags from government websites or official invites is a sign of the DPP attempting to peel back the symbols of the ROC. This largely seems to be a sign of desperation on the part of the KMT... Read More