This week marks the 30th anniversary of the end to authoritarian rule in Taiwan, as well as the death of Chinese democracy fighter Liu Xiaobo.
In the summer of 2016, some 4,500 people in New York were introduced to Taiwanese music, possible because of Ms. Mia Min Yen, the founder and organizer of Taiwanese Waves.
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.
‘My mom saw the picture I posted on Facebook, kissing and holding hands with my boyfriend. She said it was like I was using a knife to tear her heart open.’