sunflower movement

Taipei City Police Challenges Compensation Ruling Regarding Executive Yuan Occupation

The decision of the Taipei District Court to award 1.1 million NTD in compensation to 14 participants in the attempted occupation of the Executive Yuan on March 24th, 2014, during the 2014 Sunflower Movement, has been challenged by the Taipei City Police. The Taipei City Police has announced that it intends to appeal the ruling, which was announced last Wednesday... Read More

Is the Pro-Beijing Camp Delaying Voting on the Extradition Bill An Attempt at Political Distraction?

Hong Kong LegCo president Andrew Leung announced earlier this afternoon that voting on the proposed extradition bill will be delayed until Thursday of next week. It is possible that delaying the vote on the bill is an attempt to reduce the intensity of protests, as a smokescreen or distraction, or even as a feint for a push to rapidly pass the bill. On the other hand, it is possible that splits, or at least the appearance of splits, are appearing in the pro-Beijing camp... Read More

Plans for Protest Actions Coalesce Around Calls for a General Strike in Hong Kong Tomorrow

Plans for protest actions against the extradition bill in Hong Kong are coalescing around the notion of a general strike tomorrow, when the bill is scheduled to undergo its second reading in the Legislative Council (LegCo) and be voted upon. Bills which clear voting after the second reading in LegCo usually also undergo a third reading the same day, passing into law afterward... Read More

Quiet Day in Hong Kong Following Clashes, but Uncertainties Remain About What Is to Come

It was a quiet day in Hong Kong today after Sunday’s protests against the Beijing-backed extradition law ended with demonstrators being cleared from around the area by the Legislative Council. Much remains up in the air about what will take place in coming days regarding the extradition law, including that it remains ambiguous as to what form protest in the coming days against the bill will take, if this takes place at all ... Read More

Hong Kong Sees Night of Clashes Between Demonstrators and Police

A night of clashes with police ended with the streets controlled by police and demonstrators driven out in Hong Kong, following large-scale protests against a Beijing-backed extradition law. However, with the law set to be voted on by Hong Kong’s Legislative Council on Wednesday, it is hard to imagine that the coming days will not see further forms of action aimed at halting the bill... Read More

Demonstration Against Chinese Annexation Efforts Takes Place Outside Legislative Yuan

An alliance of NGOs, civil society organizations, and student activist groups held a demonstration against Chinese efforts directed at annexing Taiwan outside the Qunxian Building of the Legislative Yuan earlier this evening. Significantly, this included many individuals who had been key figures in the Sunflower Movement and post-Sunflower Movement activists... Read More