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The rise of people power

人民力量的崛起: 傳統的大眾媒體正慢慢地失去壟斷動員群眾的能力,逐漸被網路所取代。

source: The Taipei Times

Related article: Hung case defines Taiwan

Some people believe the Republic of China is in a pre-revolutionary state. Although many scoff at this idea, saying that the nation’s democracy is in a good place, with a stable society and functioning economy, they may have to re-evaluate their position after Saturday, when more than 200,000 people descended upon Taipei’s Ketagalan Boulevard to protest the death of army corporal Hung Chung-chiu (洪仲丘).

These protesters were not mobilized by advertisements in newspapers or on TV, and no political party was behind the demonstration. It was a relatively unknown activist group called Citizen 1985 that organized the white T-shirt vigil for Hung in front of the Presidential Office and managed to get hundreds of thousands of people to attend. The demonstrators sat in the street in an orderly manner and dispersed calmly once the event was over, having expressed their dissatisfaction with the authorities and those responsible for Hung’s death.

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 activist中高級[名詞] 激進主義份子;行動主義者
 advertisements中高級advertisement(廣告) 的複數
 authorities中級authority(職權;官方) 的複數
 boulevard中高級[名詞] 林蔭大道;大馬路
 China中級[名詞] 中國
 demonstration中級[名詞] 實地示範
 demonstrators中高級demonstrator(實地教學者;示威運動者) 的複數
 descended中高級descend((走)下來;下降;來自於) 的過去式及過去分詞
 dispersed中高級disperse(驅散;解散;散佈) 的過去式及過去分詞
 dissatisfaction中級[名詞] 不滿;不平
 economy中級[名詞] 節約,節省
 evaluate中級[動詞] 對...評價
 managed中級manage(管理;經營;處理) 的過去式及過去分詞
 mobilized中高級mobilize(動員;調動) 的過去式及過去分詞
 orderly中級[形容詞] 整齊的;有條理的; [名詞] 勤務員,護理員
 organized中高級[形容詞] 有組織的;有系統的; organize(使有條理;安排) 的過去式及過去分詞
 political中級[形容詞] 政治的;政治上的
 presidential中級[形容詞] 總統的;總統選舉的
 protest中級[動詞] 抗議,反對; [名詞] 抗議,異議
 relatively中級relative(有關的;相對的) 的衍生的副詞; [副詞] 相對地,比較而言;相當
 republic中級[名詞] 共和國;共和政體
 revolutionary中級[形容詞] 革命的; [名詞] 革命者
 saying中級say(說) 的現在分詞; [名詞] 發表言論;話,言論;格言
 stable中級[形容詞] 穩定的,牢固的; [名詞] 馬,馬棚;畜舍
 state中級[形容詞] 正式的;官方的;國家的; [動詞] 陳述; [名詞] 狀態;美國的州
 unknown中級[形容詞] 未知的;陌生的; [名詞] 默默無聞的人;未知的事物