sunflower movement

Tatung Ownership Struggle Comes to an End, but Much Remains Opaque

The Tatung Company ownership struggle has come to a temporary end, with a group of investors led by Wang Kuang-hsiang, the head of the Shanyuan Group and a construction magnate, claiming seven out of nine seats on Tatung’s board of directors last week. After elections, Tatung’s shares rose by 10% in value, a sign of investor confidence in the company. However, much remains opaque about what exactly took place within the company...

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...

Tatung Investment Controversy Leads to Conflict Between Sunflower Movement Figures

An unusual controversy has broken out regarding the Tatung Company, one of Taiwan’s most recognizable brands. Tatung primarily produces electronics and appliances and is sometimes thought of as Taiwan’s most recognizable appliance brand. The controversy is unusual because of the involvement of political figures such as former NPP chair Huang Kuo-chang and Economic Democracy Union convener Lai Chung-chiang, both of whom are lawyers that were involved in civil society activism in the years prior to the 2014 Sunflower Movement and who were major figures during the 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...