Eric Chang on the Occupation of the Executive Yuan During the Sunflower Movement Ep 121

22 March 2021


A note from Talking Taiwan host Felicia Lin:


March 23rd will mark the seventh anniversary of the short-lived occupation of the Executive Yuan by students involved in the Sunflower Movement of 2014. The Sunflower Movement began when students and activists occupied the Legislative Yuan on March 18, 2014 in an effort to block the passage of a trade pact between Taiwan and China. At a press conference on March 23, then President Ma Ying-jeou stated his resolve in passing the trade pact. This led to the students attempt to occupy the Executive Yuan. Five days afterward, on March 28, 2014, I spoke to Eric Chang also known as Ahbying, who was there that night about what he saw firsthand and experienced that night.


Here’s a little preview of what we talked about in this podcast episode:


  • His candid conversation with a cop at the Executive Yuan before the scene turned violent
  • His firsthand account of what he saw and experienced the night that students tried to occupy the Executive Yuan
  • How he reacted when the police hit him
  • The media’s coverage of what happened on March 23rdat the Executive Yuan
  • His thoughts of the occupation of the Legislative Yuan and Sunflower Movement



Related Links:


Eric’s Ahbying YouTube channel:


Sunflower Movement:


Sunflower Movement: Reflecting Back from the Civil Unrest of 2020 Ep 78


Tony Chang on the Sunflower Movement Ep 44


Tony Chang on the Occupation of the Legislative Yuan Ep 43