søndag 28. mai 2017

A Closer Look at Gay Rights in China

The news that Taiwan will be the first in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage went viral on mainland China’s websites and social media. Once again, gay rights has become a hot topic and more and more Chinese people are joining the public discussion about it. Mainland China always insists that Taiwan is an inalienable part of China, and one main reason is that the people in both mainland and Taiwan share the same Chinese blood and the same root of Confucian culture. Now Taiwan has shown to the Mainland people that the very same Chinese blood and culture, albeit under different administration, can also accept same-sex marriage. Facing the reality across the Strait, the mainland Chinese can’t help but re-examine their position on gay rights. Read more