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Linda van der Horst

Linda van der Horst

Linda van der Horst holds a Master’s degree in Modern Chinese Studies from the University of Oxford. She has lived in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Beijing, and Singapore, and discovered her passion for writing whilst doing field research in rural China. Her articles have been published in Foreign PolicyThe Globe and MailNational Post and openDemocracy.

Taiwan's President Offers Apology to Indigenous People
August 03, 2016
Taiwan's President Offers Apology to Indigenous People
As part of a focus on transitional justice, Tsai Ing-wen formally apologizes for "4 centuries of pain and mistreatment."
Taiwan's President Offers Apology to Indigenous People
The Evolution of Taiwanese Identity
June 10, 2016
The Evolution of Taiwanese Identity
As Taiwanese identity becomes more prominent, people seek out their connections to indigenous tribes.
The Evolution of Taiwanese Identity
Taiwan's Illegal Fishing Is 'Out of Control'
April 14, 2016
Taiwan's Illegal Fishing Is 'Out of Control'
Illegal fishing has Taiwan facing a ban on seafood exports to the EU.
Taiwan's Illegal Fishing Is 'Out of Control'
The 228 Incident and Taiwan's Transitional Justice
March 02, 2016
The 228 Incident and Taiwan's Transitional Justice
What does Tsai Ing-wen's election mean for truth and accountability for Taiwan's dark past?
The 228 Incident and Taiwan's Transitional Justice
Taiwan's 'Third Force' Makes Its Presence Known in Legislature
February 24, 2016
Taiwan's 'Third Force' Makes Its Presence Known in Legislature
A newly elected legislator from the New Power Party caused a sensation on Taiwan's social media.
Taiwan's 'Third Force' Makes Its Presence Known in Legislature
A Fishball Revolution and Umbrella Soldiers: The Battle for Hong Kong's Soul
February 17, 2016
A Fishball Revolution and Umbrella Soldiers: The Battle for Hong Kong's Soul
In Hong Kong, fears over a lost identity are manifesting in very different ways.
A Fishball Revolution and Umbrella Soldiers: The Battle for Hong Kong's Soul
'Taiwan #1': Online Gaming Meets Cross-Strait Relations
February 07, 2016
'Taiwan #1': Online Gaming Meets Cross-Strait Relations
An American gamer has cultivated a following in Taiwan by tweaking mainland Chinese players with the phrase "Taiwan #1."
'Taiwan #1': Online Gaming Meets Cross-Strait Relations
The Rise of Taiwan’s ‘Third Force’
January 06, 2016
The Rise of Taiwan’s ‘Third Force’
Taiwan's liberals are poised to win big, thanks in part to a new political dynamic born from the Sunflower Movement.
The Rise of Taiwan’s ‘Third Force’
Wal-Mart Uprising: The Battle for Labor Rights in China
November 14, 2015
Wal-Mart Uprising: The Battle for Labor Rights in China
Wal-Mart is the latest frontier in China's nascent labor rights movement.
Wal-Mart Uprising: The Battle for Labor Rights in China
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