Taiwan: One Year Later


A year after the Sunflower protesters occupied Taiwan's Legislative Yuan, the Cross-Strait Services Trade Agreement with China remains on ice. The ruling Kuomintang has made no progress towards a "peace treaty" that would recognize Taiwan as part of China, never mind the wishes of its people. Finally, the party was dealt a humiliating defeat in last year's municipal elections, and will likely lose power in next year's presidential race. The Sunflower Movement was not just a flash in the pan, but the opening of a new chapter in Taiwan's social and political history. Ian Rowen of American Citizens for Taiwan offers an assessment.

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