Sunflower Movement

PhotographerLIN YEN TING
PrizeHonorable Mention
City/CountryHinchu, Taiwan
Photo Date2014, 03
Entry Description

Sunflower Student Movement was a protest driven by students in Taiwan, between March 18 and April 10, 2014. The protesters perceived the trade pact with the People's Republic of China (China; PRC) would hurt Taiwan's economy and leave it vulnerable to political pressure from Beijing, while advocates of the treaty argued that increased Chinese investment would provide a necessary boost to Taiwan’s economy, that the still-unspecified details of the treaty’s implementation could be worked out favorably for Taiwan, and that to “pull out” of the treaty by not ratifying it would damage Taiwan’s international credibility