That Taiwan upholds its belief in the values of freedom and democracy is already recognised by the like-minded groups, particularly the non-governmental agencies, in the international community.
Taiwan’s labour and immigration policies continue to reinforce migrant workers’ exclusion. Their treatment remains a decisive test for civic nationalism in Taiwan.
Sandwiched between these two clashing generations, Tsai is standing at a dividing line between Taiwan’s past and future, trying to carefully manage the conflicting values in her first year of presidency.
A look at the linguistic history of this “Polyglot’s Paradise” called Taiwan.
Similar to Hu Shih and his fellow activists, our generation straddles the middle, standing between our free-thinking (future) children, and our tradition-minded parents. We bear two burdens.