Turning the Tables for the Model Minority

      "Silence becomes cowardice when occasion demands speaking out the whole truth and acting accordingly.” – Mahatma Gandhi There have been a lot of civil unrest regarding police brutality and social injustices around the country. We see riots and protests on the news, most recently in Baltimore. When seeing these current events, have … Continue reading Turning the Tables for the Model Minority

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A Walk Through Taiwan’s Human Rights with Clarence Chou

On April 20th, Columbia University’s Taiwan Focus student organization hosted a discussion, led by Yu-Shiou (Clarence) Chou, about Taiwan’s human rights. Chou is an attorney at law in Taiwan, Executive Commissioner of the Judicial Reform Foundation, PILnet Fellow, public defender for Sunflower Movement activists, and is currently completing his Visiting Scholar term at Columbia Law … Continue reading A Walk Through Taiwan’s Human Rights with Clarence Chou

Taipei Mayor Debate Brings Up Concerns on Issues

With Taiwan’s 9-in-1 election (nine different governmental positions in one vote), many eyes are locked onto Taiwan’s capital, Taipei. On November 29, Taipei will elect their mayor for the next four years. A couple of weeks ago, the two main candidates for Taipei mayor, Sean Lien representing Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) and Ko Wen-Je running as … Continue reading Taipei Mayor Debate Brings Up Concerns on Issues