I am a Vietnamese agribusiness student who has a fervent passion for the agriculture industry. I am currently writing a thesis on coffee willingness-to-pay in Hsinchu, and cooperating with a news agency to promote Yunlin’s agriculture to the young generation. I have won the third prize in the Student Food Marketing Challenge organized by the Food Distribution Research Society. In my leisure time, I read economics non-fiction or news around the world.

As far as I’m concerned, many countries in Asia have very low democracy indices, which can be seen through the media censorship, obstruction of freedom of speech, and the incarceration of dissidents. These authoritarian states are threatening not only the welfare of their citizens but also the peace of the region. There is an urgent need for an effort to counter this deterioration of democracy.