Daniel Severson

Daniel Severson. International Scrutiny Helps Taiwan Advance Human Rights. Taiwan Business Topics

Taiwan has come a long way since the years of repression and abuses during the period of White Terror. When Taiwan emerged from martial law just a quarter century ago, the struggle for basic rights, including freedom of assembly, speech, and the press, remained fierce. In 1989, democracy activist Cheng Nan-jung famously set himself on fire to protest restrictions on freedom of expression.