The News Lens
By: Lin Fei-fan
Lin Fei-fan, one of the student leaders in the 2014 protest that drew half a million
people to the streets of Taipei, writes about the mounting dissatisfaction with Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen and her government as well as the hypocrisy of the international community.
As President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) marks the first anniversary of her inauguration, three different protests are happening in Taiwan: an occupation in front of the Presidential Office by indigenous people pursuing the return of their traditional territories, which has lasted more than 85 days; a just-concluded protest led by former Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) chairperson Lin Yi-Hsiung (林義雄) urging the amendment of the Referendum Act, held over two weeks in front of the DPP’s headquarters; and, an action against the controversial “Forward-looking Infrastructure Development Program,” which would see taxpayers pay NT$880 billion (US$29 billion) for new infrastructure projects across the nation. [FULL STORY]