How the US Election Might Affect My Home: Taiwan

Many people say that they will leave the country if their preferred candidate doesn’t win the upcoming presidential election. This is the first election that I will be eligible to vote in, after becoming a naturalized citizen in 2015. To me, this election means more than just what will happen in the states, I believe … Continue reading How the US Election Might Affect My Home: Taiwan

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 Presidential Election – Highlight Reel: An Election like Never before

Featured Image Photo Credit: SAM YEH/AFP/Getty Images As the election gets closer, we take a look at the events leading up to this three-way battle between three experienced parties: the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) rising to power after being absent for eight years, the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) maintaining its dominance, and the People First Party … Continue reading 2016 Presidential Election – Highlight Reel: An Election like Never before

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

2016 Presidential Election – Player Spotlight featuring Chu, Tsai and Soong

On January 16, Taiwan will democratically elect its next president. With 3 predecessors, the next president will have a legacy to continue. Who are these candidates? What makes each one so special? What are each candidate's policies? Read below to find out more about the three candidates. Eric Chu (朱立倫) Never one to finish This … Continue reading 2016 Presidential Election – Player Spotlight featuring Chu, Tsai and Soong

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

Sunflower Movement Leader Supports Mainland Chinese Student for Student Council President

Tamkang University (淡江大學) student council will be holding their student council meeting mid-September. Among the names on the ballot for student council president is a student from Mainland China, candidate Tsai Bo Yi (蔡博藝). This sparked a huge debate about whether having a Mainland Chinese candidate should be allowed. Student leader of the Sunflower Movement, … Continue reading Sunflower Movement Leader Supports Mainland Chinese Student for Student Council President