Lin Shan Ju is definitely one of the most perplexing human beings to exist. Lin was apparently born in Taipei, and migrated to Australia. In terms of her career accolades they include:
Candidate for Katter’s Australian Party, a party with strong protectionist and Christian roots
Candidate for Pauline Hanson’s One Nation Party, a party famous for being anti-Asian, anti-Muslim and anti-multiculturalism. Lin was actually kicked from the One Nation Party, for being even too extreme for them. Her comments against the LGBTI community was just too much for even the posterchild party of bigotry in Australia.
President of the World Harmony Society, which makes little sense, as she herself is strongly against China who make up a large chunk of the world’s population.
Yi was the president of a local Taiwanese student association at one of New Zealand’s universities. They were making preparations for an University night market, in which the members of the society were encouraged to dress up in their respective culture’s clothing. Yi the week before the night market contacted the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Auckland stating clearly that they needed traditional Chinese attire for the event. The Auckland office happily obliged and said they would deliver it to them on the day of the devent.
This is a short overview of the various occupy movements that have occupied and protested peacefully outside the Taiwanese parliament that have received little to not coverage from the western media, especially when compared to the anti-Chinese Sunflower movement.
They are named after the 800 soldiers who famously defended the Sihang Warehouse against overwhelming Japanese forces in World War 2.
Taiwanese Indigenous Groups
Taiwanese indigenous people led by community leaders such as Mayaw Biho and Panai fighting for the land rights of their people. Many natives were evicted from their homes during the Japanese occupation and have yet to regain these sacred land, the indigenous people want Tsai to stop talking with her mouth and to take action instead by returning this land.
Permanent Peace and Development Association
A group looking to reform the Republic of China’s consitution through ideas such as electoral reform as well as changing the 92 consensus. They ultimately want to pursue a goal of ‘permanent peace’ by re-uniting or adhering to more to the mainland. Much of their ideology is based on PRC Xi’s call to for global unity. They hope to make Taiwan a shining example of liberalism and spread it to the mainland after uniting.
Recently Tsai Ing Wen has just become the first female president of the Republic of China. There are however many issues to be found within both major parties of Taiwan. The main one being that Tsai runs on a platform that supports discriminatory viewpoints towards mainland Chinese.
I am going to explain a comic through my own views from the artist Old Pei, who can be found here, as to share some light on the recent Taiwanese elections.
The Democratic Progressive Party are generally identified with the colour green, whilst their rivals, the Kuomintang “The Nationalist Party” (KMT) are commonly identified by the colour blue.
Taiwan, not Republic of China, not Formosa, not Chinese Taipei, not Thailand, not Asian…wait, they are Asian. Anyway there’s been this issue that’s been on my mind lately and it’s related to the Taiwan MRT ‘scandal’.