Mayday band receives Chinese hate after they support Taiwanese protests

| March 21st, 2014

Taiwanese musicians and celebrities are under fire on Weibo for lending their support to the protesters who have occupied Taiwan’s legislature in opposition to a trade deal with China.

Mayday’s band member Masa standing next to a large scale sign he posted urging people to support the protest.

The musician Zhang Xuan (张悬) and the director He Yizheng (柯一正) were both present at demonstrations against the deal, as reported by People Online.

Tsai Shen-yen (蔡昇晏), who plays bass for Mayday […]Read more…

Occupy Central Hong Kong expresses support for occupy Taiwan legislature protests

| March 21st, 2014

After one of the leaders of Occupy Central, a pan-democrat protest movement in Hong Kong, visited an outspoken Taiwanese politician last October, critics of Occupy Central claimed the movement was backing “Taiwanese independence.”

A Global Times editorial on October 24 stated that Chu Yiu-ming, then one of the organizers and now the leader of Occupy Central, met Shih Ming-teh in Taiwan. Shih Ming-teh was imprisoned for 15 years by the Kuomintang for allegedly creating the “Taiwan Independence League.” After his release, […]Read more…