破土 New Bloom

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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 | 破土 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.
2018/11/19 | 破土 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 | 破土 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 | 破土 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 | 破土 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 | 破土 New Bloom
Daguan Community Evicted and Demolished Despite Severe Protests
Taipei's Daguan residents were forcefully evicted without much response from the Tsai administration.
2019/06/10 | 破土 New Bloom
Massive Protest in Hong Kong Against Extradition Law
Late on Sunday Riot police with batons, shields, tear gas guns and pepper spray sealed off the Legislative Council. Clashes erupted between hundreds of demonstrators and police.
2018/11/12 | 破土 New Bloom
'Make China Lose Again': Taiwan Gets Love From the Polish Far-Right
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.