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New Bloom is an online magazine featuring radical perspectives on Taiwan and the Asia-Pacific, founded by a group of students and activists after the 2014 Sunflower Movement in Taiwan. We seek to provide a space that fosters political and intellectual transnational dialogues in the Left.


Political Debate Goes Nuclear After Referendum Keeps Reactors Running

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Taiwan voted to reverse a plan to phase out nuclear power by 2025, but nobody knows what comes next.


OPINION: Watch for KMT City-to-City Exchanges Between Taiwan and China

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The KMT may try and push a model of cross-Strait cooperation pioneered by Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je.


Pre-Referenda LGBT Rights Rally Draws 100,000 in Taipei

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Taiwan's LGBTQ rights movement is mobilizing ahead of referenda on marriage equality and gender equity education this Saturday.


OPINION: Ko-P Just Goes and Goes in Taipei Mayor TV Debate

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Mayor Ko continued to offer the most convincing platform for Taipei mayor, and possibly beyond as well.


'Make China Lose Again': Taiwan Gets Love From the Polish Far-Right

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Premier William Lai's decision to comment favorably on a pro-Taiwan video by a Polish fringe far-right group might not have been the best idea.


OPINION: Taiwan's Embrace of Brazil's Far-Right Jair Bolsonaro Is Shameful

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Taiwan can't criticize China's authoritarianism while continuing its love affair with iron-fisted populists and tyrants.


INTERVIEW: Taiwan Labor Film Festival Screens Stories of Struggle and Solidarity

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A chat with Catta Chou, curator of the 2018 Taiwan International Labor Film Festival – which is now underway in Taipei.

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