Chinese reunification and Chinese people all over the world

This text is about a part of Chinese-Taiwanese history, without making a claim for academic quality, but simply being based on my seven weeks experience and the exchange with people in this wonderful, but politically very controversial country. Taiwan is a country with its own history and its own identity which is obviously created upon …

Sunflower movement: The protest continues

At the 6th day of the sunflower revolution the sun finally shows up above Taipei. The protest attracts more and more journalists, more and more onlookers – and more and more protestors. Still, they are mostly young people, high school and college students and parents with small children. They gather together in small groups at the …

Together patiently on the barricades

About the Taiwanese Way to Protest for Democracy, Participation and Independence On Tuesday the 18th of March 2014, Taiwanese students occupied the legislative Yuan, a governmental building, in Taipei. The root cause of this was a trade contract between China and Taiwan planned over the last couple of months, which simplifies investment policies in the …