Born, raised, and educated in Taiwan. I write about current Taiwan issues and events as well as the Taiwanese blogosphere.
Latest posts by I-fan Lin
16 December 2016
"What Trump is doing now might be a maneuver...He tries to make China nervous by befriending Taiwan, and then he can get a better deal with China."
13 December 2016
Donald Trump, the next president of the United States, shocked the people of Taiwan on Dec. 2, when he tweeted about a congratulatory phone call he'd received from Taiwan's president.
27 October 2016
"Don't just pay lip service to "equal rights for the LGBT community". Words are empty! As long as same-sex marriage is not legalized, it means nothing!"
30 June 2016
"Today the CAL flight attendants wrote a new page in the history of strikes in Taiwan. I hope this success will not be limited to this class of workers..."
15 April 2016
"This incident is terrifying...We could be deported to China if the Chinese government claims that we violated Chinese law (even though we didn't violate any law in the third country)."
27 February 2016
8 February 2016
The question of Taiwan's political status "is a difficult question for diplomats and journalists, and it is not an easy one even for Taiwanese."
26 January 2016
21 September 2015
Several Taiwanese citizens were denied entrance to the United Nations offices, after the receptionist there said the passport issued by Taiwan (ROC) was not a valid identity document.
19 September 2015
Every year from May to September, masses of anchovies and sardines swim off the northern coast of Taiwan. "Jolting fire," a traditional way of fishing, is used to catch them.
2 September 2015
Lien Chan will attend a military parade in China commemorating victory over the Japanese, even though the mainland is downplaying his own party's central role in World War II.
3 August 2015
"Today is Guan-Hua Lin’s birthday, July 30. He had only one hope...that we Taiwanese can receive an education based on a Taiwanese perspective. "
31 July 2015
28 July 2015
Thirty high-school students and three reporters were arrested for entering the Ministry of Education to protest against new textbook guidelines that tell Taiwan's history from a greater Chinese perspective.
21 July 2015
Although Indonesians' public celebrations of Eid al-Fitr in the past were met with hostility, Taiwanese have learned to respect this Muslim holiday and help their Indonesian friends celebrate it.
24 June 2015
Arrested for Criticizing a Former Prime Minister, Singaporean Teen Blogger Amos Yee is Now Being Evaluated for Autism
The 16-y/o blogger who criticized Lee Kuan Yew was suggested to be suffering from autism spectrum disorder, and the judge ruled him to be remanded for another two weeks to...
19 June 2015
According to Amnesty International, the 16-year old Amos Yee is the youngest prisoner of conscience in the world today.
15 June 2015
Many Taiwanese wish to reduce the risks of nuclear power, but if President Ma's administration represses their voices instead of listening, the problems of nuclear waste could be deadlocked.
2 June 2015
The Dalai Lama said that he may return as a ‘mischievous blonde woman’ or he might not be incarnated at all. His comments inspired Hong Konger and Taiwanese comic artists.