This week in The Debrief, we not only update you with a summary of important developments of Taiwan’s Sunflower Movement, we also cover dreams of independence referendums in Transnistria and Venice, the peace treaty between the Philippines and Muslim rebel groups, and the aftermath of an urban renewal controversy in Taipei.

  • What started as a small gathering outside Taiwan’s parliament two weeks ago in protest of the way KMT legislators tried to pass a controversial trade agreement with China, resulted in an ongoing siege of the parliament by student demonstrators dubbed the Sunflower Movement…
  • After the Crimea region in Ukraine voted in a controversial referendum for independence and annexation by Russia, experts have turned their attention to a small strip of land called Transnistria between Moldova and Ukraine…
  • According to Reuters, The Philippines and its largest Muslim rebel group, the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), signed a final peace pact on Thursday, ending a 45 year conflict that killed more than 120,000 people in the south…
  • Wang Kuang-shu (王廣樹), the owner of a disputed property in Shilin District of Taipei, petitioned in front of the Legislative Yuan on March 17th, three days after his son Wang Yao-teh (王耀德) voluntarily dismantled their temporary prefabricated housing after their home was forcefully demolished by the government two years ago…

 

 

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