Culture, Politics, Society, Taiwan, Taiwan: Culture, Society & History

The Problem of Taiwan’s Libel Laws – How to avoid being sued and understanding the law

Taiwan’s democracy, civil society, and all round freedoms are something to be proud of. But, there is one problem, freedom of speech isn’t so free. In Taiwan, defamation and public humiliation is, incredibly, a criminal offense under Article 310 of the Criminal Code. You might be thinking, “what’s the big deal about Taiwan’s libel law then?”, well, […]

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Culture, History, Politics, Research Papers, Taiwan, Taiwan: Culture, Society & History

Why Taiwanese Aboriginals Vote Blue and Not Green Da Ba Dee Da Ba Daa

Voting in Taiwan isn’t black and white, it’s green and blue. The green being the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), and blue being the Kuomintang (KMT). Due to the KMT’s grip on power in Taiwan – which you could say lasted until the first presidential elections were held in 1996 – Taiwan’s political landscape can seem […]

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Politics, Taiwan, Taiwan: Culture, Society & History

Taiwanese universities appeasing Chinese insecurities is a dangerous game

Universities signed agreements, or as some universities have claimed, “documents,” to exclude sensitive topics in their courses that are offered to Chinese students. These actions have been defended as nothing more than formalities that allow Chinese students to gain the necessary paperwork to study in Taiwan. This is, however, no excuse for jeopardizing the academic […]

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