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

Why Taiwan is Historically Not A Part of Chinese Sovereign Territory: Taiwan From Quarantine to Japanese Rule

Taiwan’s national identity is not the same as China’s. If anything, the idea that Taiwan is “Chinese” is a notion forced upon Taiwan by the KMT and the Chinese Communist Party. Sure, you can argue that regarding culture, language and certain traditions, China and Taiwan are quite similar, but overall, that isn’t enough of an […]

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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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Lens of Taiwan: July-November 2017

It has been a very busy couple of months for me. I finally finished writing my thesis proposal. On top of that, I have other lectures, work, a social life and girlfriend. But, I do like to document the little things I come across or some take snapshots of what is going on with my […]

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