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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.

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2019/09/10 | New Bloom

OPINION: Taiwan Has Failed Hongkongers on Political Asylum

After Joshua Wong's visit to Taiwan, the DPP has taken no action to establish asylum measures to accommodate the young protesters in Hong Kong.

2019/12/04 | New Bloom

The Living Mall, Taipei's Architectural Wonder, Shuts Down After 18 Years

The Living Mall finally turns its lights off after 18 years and multiple failed auctions.

2018/11/19 | New Bloom

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

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

2019/09/20 | New Bloom

OPINION: Annette Lu Belongs In the Dustbin of History

Annette Lu is a politician of the yesterday who's still sticking around past her given screen time. 0-

2018/08/30 | New Bloom

OPINION: Taiwan's Hypocritical Refugee Policy Shows Its Ugly Face

The deportation of Filipino city councilor Ricardo Parojinog, coupled with Taiwan's backdoor agreement with Australia to treat refugees in Nauru detention camps, raise questions about Taiwan's lack of any coherent refugee policy.

2019/07/10 | New Bloom

Environmental Protests in Wuhan Stalled a Local Waste Incinerator Proposal

A large environmental protest broke out in China and put a controversial proposal on hold.

2019/08/13 | New Bloom

Daguan Community Evicted and Demolished Despite Severe Protests

Taipei's Daguan residents were forcefully evicted without much response from the Tsai administration.

2019/12/30 | New Bloom

A Recap of Taiwan 2020 Presidential Debate

The only presidential debate for 2020 election was held on Sunday, December 29. KMT candidate Han Kuo-yu lashed out at the media for alleged defamation.

2020/01/09 | New Bloom

DPP: Hsieh Pei-fen Leads a New Service Generation

New Bloom interviewed Hsieh Pei-fen (謝佩芬), legislative candidate for the DPP in Taipei City District 6. Hsieh previously worked as a diplomat at the Permanent Mission of Tuvalu to the United Nations and in the National Security Council.

2019/10/25 | New Bloom

My Memory of Su Beng, the Grandfather of Taiwan Independence

Linda Gail Arrigo recounts her memories of Su Beng as well as her own history of activism in Taiwan’s democratic movement.