Freddy Lim

NPP Central Committee Elections Sees Huang Jie’s Departure, Kao Yu-ting Elected as Chair

The NPP saw its central committee elections last week, with a three-day voting period ending on August 27th, and results announced on August 28th. However, after a month that saw a series of departures from the party, the voting process again saw controversy after Kaohsiung city councilor Huang Jie abruptly withdrew from the party on August 26th, when the party was still in the middle of its voting. The final results led to Kao Yu-ting's elections as party chair...

Will the Dalai Lama Visit Taiwan?

The issue of whether the Tsai administration will allow a visit by the Dalai Lama to Taiwan has again become a political issue, following the reformation of the Taiwan Parliament Group for Tibet. Although the group existed in the past, it has been restarted by independent legislator Freddy Lim for the new legislative session. The Taiwan Parliament Group for Tibet has called on the Tsai administration to invite the Dalai Lama to visit Taiwan...

The “Democracy Frontline” Reflects Shifts in Youth Participation in 2020 Electoral Politics

Though under-discussed in English-language writing on the 2020 presidential and legislative elections that are set to take place in January next year, the “Democracy Frontline” interparty alliance proves one of the more significant formations where youth participation in electoral politics is concerned. The Democracy Frontline consists of young independent, third party, or DPP candidates that have aligned to tacitly endorse Tsai Ing-wen’s reelection campaign...

Chthonic Concert Draws 30,000, Dueling Rallies in Kaohsiung Both Draw Hundreds of Thousands

A number of political rallies took place in both northern and southern Taiwan today, between both the Pan-Green and Pan-Blue camps. In Taipei, independent legislator Freddy Lim and the young Pan-Green candidates of the "Democracy Frontline" interparty alliance held a rally and concert on Ketagalan Boulevard with Lim's band, the symphonic black metal band Chthonic. President Tsai Ing-wen was among those in attendance, with organizers claiming that over 30,000 attended the concert...