Freddy Lim, a heavy-metal-performer-turned candidate, at his election headquarters. The New Power Party candidate represents the values many Taiwanese youth have embraced after the 2014 sunflower movement. He stands a chance of defeating the long-time KMT incumbent in a Taipei district where the presidential office and one of the most run-down part of the city coexist.

A force awakens in Taiwan: vote of sunflower generation could be pivotal in elections

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Freddy Lim, a heavy-metal-performer-turned candidate, at his election headquarters. The New Power Party candidate represents the values many Taiwanese youth have embraced after the 2014 sunflower movement. He stands a chance of defeating the long-time KMT incumbent in a Taipei district where the presidential office and one of the most run-down part of the city coexist.
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Lawrence Chung

Lawrence Chung

Lawrence Chung covers major news in Taiwan, ranging from presidential and parliament elections to killer earthquakes and typhoons. Most of his reports focus on Taiwan’s relations with China, specifically on the impact and possible developments of cross-strait relations under the pro-independence Democratic Progressive Party and mainland-friendly Kuomintang governments. Before starting work at the South China Morning Post in 2006, he wrote for Reuters and AFP for more than 12 years.