Brian Hioe

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Brian Hioe was one of the founding editors of New Bloom, a freelance writer on social movements and politics, and an occasional translator.

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2016/12/20 | Brian Hioe

No End in Sight for China's Political Purges in Hong Kong?

There is really no going back for Beijing now that it has decided to fundamentally overturn Hong Kong’s system of government.

2017/03/31 | Brian Hioe

Sunflower Movement Activists Found Not Guilty. What Next?

Leaders of the 2014 Sunflower Movement were today found not guilty for occupying Taiwan's Parliment. Other cases involving incidents during the movement have not yet been heard, and demands still haven't been met.

2017/12/25 | Brian Hioe

Labor Law Protests Rock Taipei

Protests as large and aggressive have not been witnessed in Taipei since the 2014 Sunflower Movement.

2017/03/22 | Brian Hioe

Impending Conflict Between the DPP and Taiwanese Youth Activists?

This could be a crucial issue which cements the view for many that the DPP has not proven sufficiently different from the KMT on key issues such as cross-Strait relations.

2020/07/23 | Brian Hioe

Brian Tseng Controversy Reveals Anxieties Beneath Taiwan's Politics

The Night Night Show, hosted by Brian Tseng, has accepted money from presidential candidates to appear as guests. The ensuing controversy reveals anxieties about Taiwan's entertainment and democratic cultures.

2017/12/18 | Brian Hioe

OPINION: Huang Kuo-chang Survives Recall Vote and Faces Uncertain Future

New Power Party Chair Huang Kuo-chang's survival of a recall vote without support from the Democratic Progressive Party opens a new chapter in his party's future.

2018/01/09 | Brian Hioe

Migrant Workers March for Better Conditions

Taiwan's migrant worker population is demanding greater say in policy that affects their lives in Taiwan and an end to the broker system.

2017/09/25 | Brian Hioe

Attacks on Pro-independence Demonstrators Protesting China Singing Competition

The protest saw violence against students from members of the Chinese Unification Promotion Party and the Concentric Patriotic Association, pro-unification groups with a history of political violence against pro-independence demonstrators, members of the Falun Gong and others.

2016/10/16 | Brian Hioe

OP-ED: Is China Seeking To Export Its Model Of Human Rights Abroad?

'The Chinese party-state prefers to see human rights as reducible to a tool used by state actors to undermine China, because this conception does not challenge the authoritarianism of the Chinese party-state.'

2018/03/01 | Brian Hioe

OPINION: Taiwan's Toilet Paper Panic Highlights Conglomerate Power

The toilet paper panic hints at deep flaws in Taiwan's corporate structures.

2017/07/13 | Brian Hioe

Kaohsiung Gaming Tournament Illustrates Esports as New Site of Identity Contestation

There is no love lost between Taiwan and China, given China’s claims of sovereignty over Taiwan despite Taiwanese people increasingly not identifying as Taiwanese, particularly among the young people who would watch esports.

2017/01/09 | Brian Hioe

ANALYSIS: Dissecting the Hong Kong-Taiwan Dialogue

New Bloom's Brian Hioe dissects an interesting dialogue with political activists and legislators from Taiwan and Hong Kong.