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Will Freddy Lim survive the recall?

Following the successful recall of Taiwan Statebuilding Party Legislator Wonda Chen Po-wei (陳柏惟 aka 3Q) in October, many are drawing comparisons between Chen and the recall vote coming up on Jan. 9 ag...

Taiwan sets Jan. 9 for recall vote of rock star legislator

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Independent legislator and rock star Freddy Lim (林昶佐) will face a recall vote in his Taipei City election district on Sunday, Jan. 9, according to the Central Election Com...

Campaign to recall Taiwan rock star legislator Freddy Lim stumbles

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The attempted recall of independent legislator and rock star Freddy Lim (林昶佐) failed to reach a sufficient number of signatures, though campaigners are still allowed to co...

Taiwanese chuckle at John Oliver special on Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese on Sunday (Oct. 24) got a kick out of John Oliver's long-awaited episode on Taiwan, which covered its history, tensions with China, and the point of view of ...

Petition to recall Legislator Freddy Lim passes first phase

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A petition to recall independent Legislator Freddy Lim (林昶佐) has enough signatures to move to the second stage of the process, the Central Election Commission (CEC) announ...

Taiwan president to join rock star legislator's campaign rally and concert

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Heavy metal band frontman-turned-politician Freddy Lim (林昶佐) will stage a concert with his band, Chthonic, at Ketagalan Boulevard in Taipei on Saturday evening (Dec. 21) i...

Taiwanese rock star legislator quits party to run as independent

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Rock star legislator Freddy Lim (林昶佐) announced Thursday (August 1) he was leaving the New Power Party (NPP) to run as an independent for the Legislative Yuan and to suppo...

Hong Kong activist Denise Ho attends Golden Melody Awards in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Hong Kong activist and singer Denise Ho (何韻詩) appeared on the red carpet at the Golden Melody Awards in Taipei Saturday (June 29) night as the protests against the extradi...

Hong Kong refuses working visa for Taiwan rock band

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Rock band Chthonic (閃靈) canceled plans for a concert in Hong Kong after the territory failed to come up with a working visa, reports said Saturday. The lead singer with Chtho...

Japanese karaoke business to add Taiwanese pop songs across KTV outlets

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Japanese karaoke business JOYSOUND announced that one hundred Taiwanese pop songs will be added to the song selection of its karaoke machines across its stores for thr...

Taiwan’s Top 8 Music Festivals

TAIPEI (Tawian News) -- Earlier this week, it was announced that a free two-day indigenous music festival will take place in Taitung this weekend. The festival, which will feature Chen Chen-nien (陳建年)...

Capturing ‘two sides of the coin’ of Freddy Lim’s life in the new film ‘Metal Politics Taiwan’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — "Metal Politics Taiwan" depicts "two sides of the coin" referring to Freddy Lim, a metal rock star and a politician, both modern and traditional. ...

'Metal Politics Taiwan' documentary to screen in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – "Metal Politics Taiwan," a documentary about Taiwanese rock star and Taiwan's legislator Freddy Lim, is going to be screened for two days at the 2018 Urban N...

Taiwan rock star politician has complicated feelings about Trump: Washington Post

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwanese rock star and politician Freddy Lim (林昶佐) wants to build a better Taiwan but has “complicated” feelings about United States President Donald Trump, t...