Lin Yang

Political Editor

Lin Yang is currently the Political Editor of Hyphen magazine and the Taipei Correspondent for international newswire Deutsche Presse-Agentur (DPA). He has also written for the New York Times, IEEE Spectrum, The Straits Times, South China Morning Post, and Taiwan's Central News Agency. Straddling two cultures at heart, he writes stories and follows politics on both sides of the Pacific. 

Politics: As Immigration Debate Looms, Advocacy Groups Gear Up for Battle

With Congress set to debate immigration legislation in early April, the stakes are huge for the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants who currently live in the U.S. An entire network of non-profits have teamed up to push progressive immigration reform.

Politics: Will Currency Manipulator Be the New Schoolyard Rant Against Asians?

Forget the big banks that sent the US economy into a tailspin that it has yet to recover from, or European countries that can no longer pay their bills. The candidates both agree that China is the US’s greatest economic rival and the easiest punching bag, and are racing to convince the electorate that they will be the tougher president against the world’s second largest economy.