SUNFLOWER ROOTS:‘No one gave a shit about them and their opinions, but a few years later, we witnessed their achievements,’ Lin Chia-hsing said of the Sunflower movement
Date: Jan 25, 2016
By: Stacy Hsu / Staff reporter
The newly established Grassroots Alliance yesterday stepped up its efforts to push for reforms of the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT), announcing that in the next few months it is to hold six seminars across the nation.
The alliance made the announcement in Taipei yesterday at its first seminar — held to expound on its reform ideas and founding principles, and to recruit members and voluntary workers.
Despite the cold weather, nearly 80 participants packed the small venue, which was offered to the alliance by a supporter free of charge.
“The KMT has evolved from a revolutionary party to one that is stable and conservative. When it comes to governing a nation, there is nothing wrong with being stable and conservative, but we believe it is time to make the KMT a revolutionary party once again,” former chief of the KMT’s Youth League and Grassroots Alliance founder Lin Chia-hsing (林家興) said.
During his sophomore year at National Chengchi University, Lin said he joined Sunflower movement leaders Chen Wei-ting (陳為廷) and Lin Fei-fan (林飛帆) to advocate causes the group believed in. [FULL STORY]