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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2018/03/13 | Brian Hioe
OPINION: Taiwan's Anti-nuclear Movement Needs Reinvigorating
Turnout for this year's anti-nuclear march was disappointing, even as the government shows signs it is willing to rely on nuclear power.
2018/03/08 | Brian Hioe
OPINION: Independence Referendum Push Challenges DPP Complacency
The backing of political heavyweights and unprecedented third-force unity threaten to undermine the DPP.
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.
2018/02/14 | Brian Hioe
Did Taiwan's Anti-Nuclear Movement Fizzle Out?
Nuclear power is coming back to Taiwan, but an anti-nuclear movement that once rallied more than 100,000 protesters is nowhere to be seen.
2018/01/29 | Brian Hioe
Agnes Chow Barred from Hong Kong Election
'Plan A' has failed. What now for Hong Kong's pro-democracy advocates?
2018/01/26 | Brian Hioe
Songshan Airport Eviction Slips under Radar
The head of the Songshan Airport Forced Eviction Self-Help Organization had his own home forcibly demolished.
2018/01/12 | Brian Hioe
Proposed Mining Act Amendment Sidesteps Environmental Laws, Indigenous Rights
If passed as expected, the DPP will have to defend the Mining Act to a skeptical public.
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.
2018/01/04 | Brian Hioe
Why is China Planning Floating Nuclear Reactors?
China may be hoping to use the vessels as a dangerous nuclear deterrent.
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.
2017/12/18 | 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.
2017/12/13 | Brian Hioe
Huge Labor Law Protests in Kaohsiung Threaten DPP Unity
As an estimated 30,000 take to the streets in the southern Taiwanese city over proposed changes to labor laws, pressure within the DPP threatens to rupture the party.
2017/12/06 | Brian Hioe
Labor Law Demonstrations Culminate in Clashes with Police
Amendments to the Labor Standards Act have moved closer to passage despite protesters' efforts, with the next step happening on Dec. 23.
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.
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.
2017/03/31 | 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.