Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Setting Sun and Some Taiwan Political News/夕日と台湾の政治ニュース

All the news today is about the occupation of the National Legislative Yuan (Taiwan's top legislative body).  This is a really big deal.  Imagine if a group of mostly college students occupied the US Congress building.  That's what's happening here, for context.  I don't have much to say about this except that:
1)  This trade deal appears to be a boon for the rich and well-connected in China and Taiwan, and a big screw for everyone else
2)  It's also a backdoor method to allowing Chinese companies (and by proxy, the Chinese government) more access to Taiwan, thereby eroding Taiwan's independence, bit by bit
I wish the protesters success, and I just hope we don't end up with a situation where the government gets impatient and the police start busting skulls.


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