Papa Xi “Beats The Tiger” – Xi Jinping’s New Year Propaganda Cartoon

On 17 February Beijing Chaoyang Studio (北京朝阳工作室) released three cartoons which aim at spreading among the people the values of the Xi Jinping administration in a way that is closer to the common citizen and less stiff and cold than traditional political propaganda. One of the three cartoons is entitled  "Has the mass line been truly … Continue reading Papa Xi “Beats The Tiger” – Xi Jinping’s New Year Propaganda Cartoon

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Girlfriend of Hong Kong Democracy Activist Joshua Wong Detained In Mainland China

On February 18 Tiffany Chin (錢詩文), a Hong Kong pro-democracy activist, was denied entry into mainland China and detained at Kunming Airport. The 19-year-old Tiffany Chin is the girlfriend of Joshua Wong, the founder of 'Scholarism', a pro-democracy student association that was at the forefront of last year's Occupy Central movement. Joshua Wong soon became … Continue reading Girlfriend of Hong Kong Democracy Activist Joshua Wong Detained In Mainland China

Foreign National Attacked on Taipei Metro

According to reports, today (17/02) a fight broke out between a Taiwanese worker and a foreigner from Namibia. The clash erupted at around 17:00 local time at Hongshulin Station (紅樹林站), on Taipei Metro Line 2. Apparently the fight started because of a queuing dispute when the passengers boarded the train. The worker allegedly hit the foreigner … Continue reading Foreign National Attacked on Taipei Metro

Taiwan – Kaohsiung Prison Drama

On February 11 Taiwan's society was shocked by the events that unfolded in Kaohsiung prison, where 6 inmates rebelled and took staff members hostage. This was the first prison riot in Taiwan's history. This drama highlighted not only Taiwan's need to reform its prison management system, but also the existence of a grey zone between legality … Continue reading Taiwan – Kaohsiung Prison Drama