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
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.
15 May 2015
24 March 2015
10 March 2015
7 February 2015
The Japanese journalist, who was executed by ISIS in January, logged his heart-wrenching and thought-provoking observations about conflict in the Middle East and Africa on his website and Twitter account.
4 February 2015
"I cannot help but feel sad. What makes us be so overcome with negative feelings when we see a minority who is different from us?"
24 November 2014
Many young activists are throwing their name into the pool of candidates for local village chiefs in an effort to combat the "rotten" culture of community politics.
28 October 2014
Hope was in the air at the colorful 2014 LGBT Taiwan Pride Parade, where two participants in particular wrote on their T-shirts that the looked forward to getting married.
Cheng Hsin-Tse was sentenced to death in 2002 for the murder of a police officer. Due to the lack of hard evidence, his supporters want a review of his sentence.