· November, 2008

Stories about Taiwan (ROC) from November, 2008

China: Human rights in the spotlight

  27 November 2008

Taiwan bloggers shine a light on some important human rights issues in China. The Far-Eastern Sweet Potato looks at the case of Wo Weihan who has been sentenced to death. Michael Turton looks at Taiwanese connections to Chinese organ harvesting.

China: Different Interpretation of Taiwan Politics

  13 November 2008

A well-known Chinese blogger WU Jiaxiang (吳稼祥)argues the “riot” that happened at Taipei Hotel November 6 is in fact part of the rampant “political kidnapping” in Taiwan [zh]. The blogger further analyses who are ultimately behind “the political violence” in Taiwan.

Taiwan: At the Protest Frontline

  11 November 2008

It seems that many people, especially if you are outside Taiwan, found the recent protest against Chen Yinlin in Taipei confusing. Bob pointed out that in China, some incidents in the protest were interpreted as democratic violence. Such impression is probably a result of the mainstream media report on the...

Taiwan: Students Demand to Revise the Parade and Assembly Law!

  9 November 2008

About 500 students gathered peacefully in front of the Executive Yuan on 11/6 to protest against the current Parade and Assembly Law (集會遊行法). The government abusive use of the law has violated people's rights in protest in the past few days during the visit of Association for Relations Across the...

Taiwan: reports of protests in Taipei

  8 November 2008

Insightful and detailed accounts of the 6 November protests by the Far-Eastern Sweet Potato and Michella. The Bala Daily reports on a student protest at the Executive Yuan that was broken up by police.

Taiwan: Livecasting the Protest

  6 November 2008

Different from the fierce encounter between protesters and police forces during the day in front of the Presidential Office, there are more than 400 students peacefully gathering in front of the Executive Yuan in order to bring everyone's attention back to the real question: Is the freedom of expression still...

Taiwan: No Violence Please

  6 November 2008

Leonard criticizes Taiwanese protesters’ violent action towards mainland journalists and anchors from CCTV, China in the protest against Chen Yun-lin's visit.

Taiwan: Defending Rights to Protest

  6 November 2008

Following David's article on “The Phantom of Police State” coming back with Chen Yun-lin (陳雲林)'s visit to Taiwan on 3 of Nov, I have collected some visual materials showing the conflict between the protesters and police with brief translation. Since Nov 3rd, many protesters wearing pro-Taiwan T-shirt or banners or...