Taiwanese K-pop Celebrity Apologizes for Claiming to be Taiwanese

Less than 24 hours before the big Taiwanese presidential election, a harrowing video appeared on the Internet. 16 year-old K-pop star Chou Tzu-Yu (周子瑜) stands in front of the camera and begins her talk with an apologetic bow. Chou goes on to state that there is only one China and that both sides of the … Continue reading Taiwanese K-pop Celebrity Apologizes for Claiming to be Taiwanese

Stop Storming Government Buildings, Start Storming Voting Booths

Feature Photo Credit: www.dronethusiast.com In the wake of the Occupy Parliament movement that was led by Lin Fei-­fan and Chen Wei-­ting, I met with congressional aides in Washington D.C. One of the legislative aides asked me, “How do I explain to people the legitimacy of the students since they are illegally entering and occupying a government … Continue reading Stop Storming Government Buildings, Start Storming Voting Booths

2016 Election – Complexities of the Legislative Election from Fist Fights to Math

Feature Image taken from The News Lens Video The Republic of China's government is quite like USA's government in terms of separation of power, and checks and balances. The main act of the 2016 election may be the presidential election, but the side show is just as (if not more) important; 2016 election will also … Continue reading 2016 Election – Complexities of the Legislative Election from Fist Fights to Math

The Growth of Taiwan Democracy is the Envy of the World

Back in 2014, Google set up a page to aggregate all information regarding the six local elections in Taiwan. With the 2016 presidential elections coming up, Google is at it again. Setting up a comprehensive data center of all the 2016 election articles, videos and polling, election with Google has all a citizen needs to cast … Continue reading The Growth of Taiwan Democracy is the Envy of the World

7 Facts Since Last ROC-PRC Meeting

It was announced on November 3, 2015, that Republic of China (ROC) President, Ma Ying-Jeou, will meet with People’s Republic of China (PRC) President, Xi Jin-Ping, in Singapore on November 7, 2015. Netizens roared because this event is a shocking surprise Ma claimed would never happen. From a historical standpoint, this is huge since the … Continue reading 7 Facts Since Last ROC-PRC Meeting

The Young Voices at the United Nations Membership for Taiwan Rally 2015

On Saturday, September 12, dozens gathered at One Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, in front of the United Nations headquarters in NYC. Attendees eagerly listened and chanted along with the Taiwan-United Nations Alliance (TAIUNA) from Taiwan. Speakers spoke strongly for Taiwan's entrance into the United Nations. While Taiwanese media coverage primarily focused on the activities at One Dag … Continue reading The Young Voices at the United Nations Membership for Taiwan Rally 2015

Annotating President Ma’s Speech on US-Taiwan Relations at Stanford University

On June 3, 2015, President Ma Ying-Jeou held a video-conference with the Center of Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) at Stanford University. As this year marks the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, Ma outlines the history of the Republic of China (ROC) and United States, and pinpoints his point of view regarding … Continue reading Annotating President Ma’s Speech on US-Taiwan Relations at Stanford University

#Talk4TW – Jess Lee

"Before the trip [to Taiwan], I had a lot of idea on how I viewed my identity as a Taiwanese American, but the trip definitely solidified those views and made me realize how different our cultures are. Not even just between Taiwanese and Chinese culture...but even between Taiwanese and Taiwanese American culture" The great thing about the Taiwanese American … Continue reading #Talk4TW – Jess Lee

Taiwan Startup Stadium Showing Taiwan as the Place to Train the Next Generation of Startup Athletes

About one generation ago, an entrepreneur would be Armani-clad being chauffeured in a BMW; today, an entrepreneur can be found next to you in a bar dressed in sweatpants and hoodie. In the United States, startups seem to be a dime a dozen. What used to be the land of mid-size businesses, Taiwan has slowly … Continue reading Taiwan Startup Stadium Showing Taiwan as the Place to Train the Next Generation of Startup Athletes

How Taiwan Can Stand on Mountains to Seek New Heights

I was browsing YouTube and watched a video called "Rethink Civilization" by Crash Course. In it, it talks about civilizations built on the flatland compared to those in the mountains. My mind went from mountains to Taiwan. In a recent discussion, the point that Taiwan must capitalize on it’s geographical strengths (mainly talking about Taiwan … Continue reading How Taiwan Can Stand on Mountains to Seek New Heights