Posts Tagged ‘Taiwan’

Keyboard Fighters and the Online Propaganda Wars

Keyboard Fighters and the Online Propaganda Wars

China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong have not gone to actual war, but some online activists are doing it via tens of thousands of propaganda posts instead, some of which have led to actual protests.

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The Force Awakened: Rise of Small Parties in Taiwan’s Politics

The Force Awakened: Rise of Small Parties in Taiwan’s Politics

From the barricades to the ballots, 2016’s legislative yuan polls became a battlefield for post-sunflower small parties who hoped to make inroads in Taiwan’s politics. By  Thomas Chan, Angel Liu, Frances Sit Taiwan’s political landscape has long been dominated by two main camps, the pan-blues led by the Kuomintang (KMT) and the pan-greens, led by […]

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Today Hong Kong, Tomorrow Taiwan?

Today Hong Kong, Tomorrow Taiwan?

When students in Taiwan occupied the Legislative Yuan – in what became known as the Sunflower Movement – earlier this year to protest against a proposed trade pact with the Mainland, “Today Hong Kong, Tomorrow Taiwan” was a common refrain. Varsity looks at the lessons and insights that activists in the two places gain from looking at developments in Hong Kong and Taiwan.

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The Gentle Rebel

The Gentle Rebel

Chang Tieh-chi may not look like a Rock ‘n’Roll rebel but beneath the calm exterior of the Editor-in-Chief of Hong Kong’s iconic “City Magazine” beats the heart of a former student activist who still wants to change the world. Varsity finds out what makes him tick.

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White Sun Sets in Hong Kong

White Sun Sets in Hong Kong

People and groups loyal to the Communist mainland and Nationalist Taiwan used to battle for influence in colonial Hong Kong. But as the economic and political clout of the People’s Republic China has risen, support for the Kuomintang cause has waned. The KMT presence has become even more low-key after 1997 but Varsity finds there are still nationalist die-hards in the S.A.R.

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