Lin Fei-fan

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Lin Fei-fan
Born (1988-05-19) 19 May 1988 (age 31)
NationalityRepublic of China
Alma materNational Cheng Kung University
Known forThe Sunflower Student Movement
Political partyDemocratic Progressive Party

Lin Fei-fan (Chinese: 林飛帆; pinyin: Lín Fēifān; born 19 May 1988) is a Taiwanese activist who led the Sunflower Student Movement in 2014, against the Cross-Strait Service Trade Agreement. He joined the Democratic Progressive Party in 2019.


Lin was born on 19 May 1988 in Tainan, Taiwan. He graduated from the Department of Political Science at National Cheng Kung University, and is a postgraduate sophomore at the Department of Political Science at National Taiwan University (NTU) in 2014.[1]

Court proceedings against 21 protesters began in June 2016. First to be charged with various offenses included Chen Wei-ting, Huang Kuo-chang, and Lin Fei-fan.[2] In a March 2017 Taipei District Court decision, Chen, Huang and Lin were acquitted of incitement charges.[3]

Lin joined the Democratic Progressive Party in July 2019, and was appointed a deputy secretary-general.[4][5]

Personal life[edit]

Lin married Lin Ya-Ping in June 2017.[6]


  1. ^ [1] Who is Lin Fei-fan/林飛帆? A brief bio of the student leader behind Taiwan’s Sunflower Movement
  2. ^ Pan, Jason (15 June 2016). "Sunflower leaders to face justice system 'head-on'". Taipei Times. p. 1. Retrieved 15 June 2016.
  3. ^ Hou, Elaine; Wang, Yang-yu; Liu, Shih-yi (31 March 2017). "Sunflower movement leaders acquitted over legislature occupation". Central News Agency. Retrieved 31 March 2017.
  4. ^ Lee, Hsin-fang; Chung, Jake (14 July 2019). "Sunflower student leader to be DPP deputy: source". Taipei Times. Retrieved 15 July 2019.
  5. ^ Yeh, Su-ping; Kao, Evelyn (15 July 2019). "Former student movement leader appointed DPP deputy secretary-general". Central News Agency. Retrieved 15 July 2019.
  6. ^ Chen, Kuan-pei; Tang, Shih-ming (12 June 2017). "CUPP protesters, police show up for Sunflower wedding". Taipei Times. Retrieved 12 June 2017.