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GV Face: Taiwan's Sunflower Protests

Categories: Taiwan (ROC), Citizen Media, International Relations, Politics, Protest

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Sunflowers have become the symbol of a protest movement in Taiwan that calls for continued autonomy of the country, amidst strong political pressure for more trade and unification with China.

Protesters stormed and occupied Taiwan's main legislature for several weeks and used social media to communicate their aims and activity in very creative ways.

Is the movement to defend democracy itself democratic?

On GV Face today we talk to Portnoy Zheng [2], co-editor of Global Voices in Chinese [3] on how the protests have been received in Taiwan.

Also see:

Global Voices Special Coverage on Taiwan's Sunflower Protests [4]