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James X. Morris

James X. Morris

James X. Morris is a Ph.D. candidate residing in Taipei. He is a freelance writer and anthropologist with a background in politics, government, and cross-Taiwan Strait trade. Follow him on Twitter: @jamesxmorris
Posts by James X. Morris
October 01, 2019

Marching Against Totalitarianism in Taiwan, With Hong Kong in Mind

By James X. Morris
On Sunday, tens of thousands of protesters in Taipei took to the streets, many in solidarity with Hong Kong.

September 19, 2019

In Taiwan, Hong Kongers Call for Attention

By James X. Morris
Hong Kongers in Taipei lead a call for Taiwanese to pay attention and be wary.
June 14, 2019

Labor Exploitation, Illegal Fishing Continue to Plague Asian Seas

By James X. Morris
A new EJF report finds widespread violations in the global seafood industry, including in Taiwan, Vietnam, and elsewhere in Asia.

June 12, 2019

Hong Kong Protests: The View From Taiwan

By James X. Morris
Hong Kong’s massive protests could be a bellwether for Taiwan’s 2020 presidential election.

May 01, 2019

Taiwan's Topsy-Turvy Cross-Strait Politics

By James X. Morris
Taiwan’s 2020 presidential candidates hint at a massive gravity shift toward China in both the KMT and DPP.

April 26, 2019

A Visual Dialogue of the 2014 Sunflower Movement, 5 Years Later

By James X. Morris
An exhibit in Taipei relives the energy and optimism of the Sunflower protests through photography.
February 27, 2019

The 228 Incident Still Haunts Taiwan

By James X. Morris
From memorials to vandalism, Taiwan continues to remember its history -- and debate its future.

November 27, 2018

KMT Shocks With Its Success in Taiwan Elections

By James X. Morris
The DPP must turn to self-reflection after heavy losses in local polls.

November 21, 2018

The Mood Ahead of Taiwan’s Midterm Elections

By James X. Morris
In what should be a referendum year, both parties appear to be adjusting their messages for the 2020 presidential elections.

October 29, 2018

The Great Debate: Chiang Kai-shek's Role in 21st Century Taiwan

By James X. Morris
As transitional justice moves forward in Taiwan, references to its authoritarian past are being removed or vandalized.

October 25, 2018

Is This the Start of an Illegal Fishing Crackdown in Taiwan?

By James X. Morris
Taiwan authorities halt Fuh Sheng No. 11 for labor violations. Are Taiwan’s fishing practices finally changing?
October 01, 2018

The Thai Sting: A Fishing Raid in the South China Sea

By James X. Morris
As Thailand turns the corner on one fishing crisis, another one rears its head.

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