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Now that roughly 250,000 people in Taiwan turned out in support of marriage equality on Saturday, what’s next?
A call between Donald Trump and Tsai Ing-wen generated much hullaballoo. The histrionic reporting in its aftermath by the American media certainly seems to have done so.
Both the Taiwanese indigenous people and the LGBT community have long lived in an environment that discriminates with a smile.
The Vatican’s announcement of an impending understanding with China, though still unspecified, has generated immense worry in Taiwan.
Wu Rwei-ren left his nostalgia with messages in the bottle for a utopian polis, that what is hoped for is realized from real ordeals, as his concluding remark to Formosa.
In the past few years, the government has already discussed every proposed solution. The question is not whether the Pingpuzu should be recognized, but how to deal with the politics.
In practice, the legitimization of Pingpuzu claims opens up a Pandora’s Box of challenges that, no matter how they are resolved, will undoubtedly leave many indigenous activists very unhappy.