May 5, 2014

Taiwan's Sunflower Movement Transforms

Lorand Laskai, The Diplomat

The Associated Press

A week or so ago, in the southern city of Tainan, a political rally unfolded in one of the city’s many public parks. It attracted a sizable crowd of young people, a not uncommon sight since the Sunflower Movement, with its legions of sunflower adorned youth protesting the Cross-Strait Service Trade Agreement (CSSTA), burst onto the scene in late March. Here, too, vivid displays of sunflowers abounded—but something was different. This time the discussion was about Taiwanese independence.

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