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
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.
8 October 2014
At least 34 activists in China had been arrested. Some in mainland China hope a win for democracy in Hong Kong will mean democratic development at home.
29 September 2014
More than a thousand people gathered in the Freedom Square in Taiwan to express their solidarity with Hong Kong protesters.
12 May 2014
As police razed tents and shot water cannons at people protesting the island's fourth nuclear power plant, there were children among them.
5 May 2014
Police set up numerous chevaux de frise around government buildings to prevent anti-nuclear protesters from gathering. In response, Taiwanese have created what some have dubbed a contemporary street art exhibition.
20 April 2014
Members set up a number of websites dedicated to the protest against a trade deal with China, whose passage without a clause-by-clause review sparked the occupation of the legislature.
17 April 2014
"Children should bow to their parents, students should pay respect to their teachers, and people should obey the government. As a result, the students' resistance must be wrong."
11 April 2014
5 April 2014
Members of the #CongressOccupied movement called President Ma's plan for a trade agreement monitoring system "empty, insincere and deceptive".
4 April 2014
1 April 2014
31 March 2014
Protesters demanded that the Taiwanese government withdraw from a controversial trade agreement with China.
30 March 2014
25 March 2014
Some have blackened their profile photos on Facebook and Twitter in protest of the heavy-handed police response to a demonstration at government headquarters.