The Luật Khoa Magazine, one of the two main projects of Taiwan-based non-governmental organization Legal Initiatives for Vietnam (LIV), published its Taiwan Special issue on October 6, 2022. This marks the magazine’s second release within its new operating model. Each month, Luật Khoa will release a periodical that contains introductory and analytical articles about a chosen topic. These can range anywhere from political, social, or legal issues in Vietnam to areas of international concern that may provide insight or lessons that may aid in Vietnam’s democratization process.
This month’s release focuses on Taiwan. This small island nation is different, if not the direct opposite, of Vietnam’s neighbor, China. Similar to Vietnam, the people of Taiwan also lived under a dictatorship for some time. In fact, just a few decades ago, many Taiwanese citizens lived in constant fear from their government and could not freely express criticism or dissent both in public and in the sanctity of their own homes.
However, the Taiwan of today is drastically different from how they were in the past. The advent of democracy has led to a transformation within the Taiwanese people, government, and society. Taiwan currently stands as a bastion of a functioning democratic state and its citizens have also started to develop their own sense of identity, despite the constant threats to its freedom and sovereignty from its communist counterpart.
LIV and the Luật Khoa staff hope that the articles, stories, and words in this October publication will serve as a source of inspiration and hope to its Vietnamese audience and readers.
Luật Khoa’s Taiwan Special Issue is written in Vietnamese and can be purchased here for 5 USD.