Taiwan's recent history has seen more people participating in protests against various political and economic issues than ever. Current affairs critic and former national policy advisor Rex How describes the conflict in Taiwan as a tug-of-war between the conservative "continent mindset" and the liberal "ocean spirit". For Taiwan to move foward, Rex calls for citizens to recognize the need for change, and to get involved in policy reform.
Rex is a keen observer of Taiwan's public affairs. Among the various civic causes he has participated or initiated were the 2013 Anti-Black-Box Movement, the 2015 Students Occupy Parliament, and the 2016 Open Taipower. Having witnessed a number of social transformations launched by Taiwan's youth, he believes that Taiwan's future must rely on these youth's intense drive to succeed.
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