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
Call to Stop Construction to Protect the Leopard Cats in Taiwan
Leopard cat is listed as a vulnerable species [zh] in Taiwan. Since the big cats live in the forests and jungles in both plains and in hilly areas and their home range is very broad, their habitats in Taiwan are easily disturbed by new construction projects. The Taiwanese environmental evaluation...
How Technology and Citizen Media Shaped Taiwan's Sunflower Movement
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.
Would Confucius Support the Sunflower Movement in Taiwan?
"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."
Residents Rescue Two Baby Otters in Taiwan
Two baby Eurasian otters were found on the island of Kinmen after their nest was destroyed by construction work.
#CongressOccupied Protesters Reject Taiwanese President's Proposed Solution
Members of the #CongressOccupied movement called President Ma's plan for a trade agreement monitoring system "empty, insincere and deceptive".
Taiwan's Sunflower Movement on Reddit
Four Taiwanese students joining the Sunflower Movement opened an Ask Me Anything on Reddit to answer questions regarding their protest against the closed-door trade deal with China.
Designing Taiwan's #CongressOccupied Protests
Taiwanese designers have actively contributed to the movement against a controversial trade deal with China by creating ads, banners and clothing.
Half a Million Taiwanese Rally to Support #CongressOccupied
Protesters demanded that the Taiwanese government withdraw from a controversial trade agreement with China.
Taiwan’s Indigenous Oppose Trade Deal With China
Taiwan's indigenous people fear the trade agreement with China is a threat to their land, language and culture.
Pandas Steal Spotlight from Taiwan's Endangered Formosan Bears
Some worry Taiwan is promoting pandas, a species native to mainland China, more than the country's own Formosan black bears.
Taiwan's Heavy-Handed Crackdown on #CongressOccupied Leaves Protesters, Journalists Injured
Some have blackened their profile photos on Facebook and Twitter in protest of the heavy-handed police response to a demonstration at government headquarters.
Dear #CongressOccupied Protesters, ‘Don't Let Taiwan Become the Next Hong Kong’
Since protests in Taiwan began March 18 against a trade deal with China, many Hongkongers have sent many messages of encouragement and of warning to the Taiwanese.
A Poem for #CongressOccupied Protesters in Taiwan
"Tonight, we are willing to be violent mobs for love"
Taiwan #CongressOccupied: Wild Lily Turns into Sunflower
The Wild Lily student movement took place in March 16 1990 at Freedom Square in Taipei is the most significant historical event that marks the democratic struggle in Taiwan. As a result of the movement, temporary provisions effective during the period of Communist rebellion in Taiwan was terminated and the...
Support Pours in for #CongressOccupied Protesters in Taiwan
In reaction to the ruling party's autocratic move to pass a trade agreement with China, thousands of protesters are occupying Taiwan's legislature.
Protesters Occupy Taiwan's Legislature Over China Trade Deal
Angry protesters surrounded the Legislation Yuan and some stormed the floor demanding a proper review of the Cross-Strait Service Trade Agreement signed with China.
A Slogan on March 8 Anti-Nuke Protest in Taiwan
In the anti-nuke protest on March 8, 2014, a demonstrator promoting marriage equality held a sign saying: “Why can 23 millions citizens in Taiwan decide whether we can get married and why cannot the same 23 millions people decide whether we want the fourth nuclear power plant or not?” The...
A warning message sent to Taiwan from Ukraine
The decision Russia made to send military force to Crimea worries many Taiwanese. Taiwan Explore, a blogger who devoted to introducing Taiwan, explained the parallels between Taiwan and Ukraine and why many Taiwanese feel worried about themselves when they watch the news about Ukraine these days.
Heavy Snowfall Brings Playtime to Tokyo
Heavy snowstorms hit Japan on Feb 8, 2014. Twenty seven centimeters of snow fell in central Tokyo, for the first time in 45 years. Moro Miya, a writer and a blogger who specializes in introducing Japanese culture to Chinese readers, collected the photos of snowmen and snow-animals that were posted...
More Money, More Problems? Taiwan Opens Door to More Chinese Business
Even though China is a huge market for Taiwanese businesses, many worry that unrestricted entry of mainland capital threatens Taiwanese culture, freedom of expression and even national security.
12 Music Videos That Struck a Chord in Taiwan in 2013
Against a backdrop of politics and problems, music in Taiwan really rocked in 2013.