Many labor organizations in Taiwan stage demonstrations on International Workers’ Day
May 1st, many Taiwanese labor organizations went marched on the streets in protest, demanding that authorities improve labor conditions, close the wealth gap, help the economically vulnerable, raise the quality of life for workers, and enact legislation prohibiting the use of “dispatch workers” [the use of temporary workers/agencies to save money or avoid responsibility for employers] and cancel the “system of job responsibility” [where work is defined by completion of tasks and duties, rather than the number of hours worked daily].
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Taiwan is still better [than China].
Our country’s International Workers’ Day has already become a simple vacation holiday.
May 1st holiday.
Abroad: Protests and demonstrations demanding better treatment of workers.
At home: Golden Week!!!
As old Communist Party members, my father and mother visited Taiwan two years ago. As they were sightseeing, my father suddenly had to use the restroom but couldn’t find the WC [toilet]. They happened to pass by a police station and my mother asked a person that looked like a police officer where the nearest WC is, saying my father had to go. This police officer, without hesitation, helped my father into the police station’s restroom. When my father came out expressing his thanks, that police officer gave two sun visors to the two elderly, saying that it was sunny outside and for them to take care of themselves [from heat exposure]. To this day, those two sun visors are still in the living room display cabinet.
Poor Taiwanese people, we have Workers’ Day off.
On May 1st, we go vacationing, while they go protesting.
Poor Taiwanese people, we here organize a trip to the cinemas.
I express incomprehension.
It says there are 58 comments, but how come I don’t see a single one? [Refers to censored comments.]
Our country is a land of happiness, the people living in peace and working happily, having enough to eat at every meal, so please don’t envy us, because most of us want to live your abyss of suffering… You know what I’m talking about [makes fun of old mainland Chinese propaganda that painted the situation in China as good while the situation in other countries dire.]
Come to the mainland, here everything is singing and dancing in peace and prosperity.
Only the people of China live in harmony, everywhere else they are living in an abyss of suffering.
An abyss of suffering. Let them return to China and this kind of situation will “no longer exist”! Really!
We must liberate Taiwan!
雷帝嘎嘎 [网易广东省中山市网友]： (responding to above)
Yes, we must liberate our suffering compatriots!
When I was small, I hated Chiang Kai-shek. After growing up, I find myself hating Chiang Kai-shek more and more.