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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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2019/06/12 | New Bloom

Hong Kong Police React With Violence to Umbrella-Style Occupation

As demonstrators in Hong Kong flooded the streets for a peaceful protest Hong Kong sent in the riot police in an attempt to intimidate them and clear the streets using tear gas, pepper spray and rubber bullets.

2019/06/10 | 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.

2019/03/15 | New Bloom

INTERVIEW: Daguan Residents Prepare for Forced Demolition of Their Homes

A Daguan Community resident speaks ahead of the March 18 forced demolition of the village by the New Taipei city government.

2019/03/12 | New Bloom

Daguan Residents Hold Sit-in, Demand Answers 1 Week Before Eviction

Residents of Daguan Community, slated to be evicted on March 18, have not received answers from the government.

2019/02/18 | New Bloom

Authors Jimmy Liao and Tian Er Swap Stories at the 2019 Taipei Book Fair

Taiwanese author Jimmy Liao and Chinese author Tian Er discussed their origins at Taipei's recently wrapped 2019 book fair.

2019/02/08 | New Bloom

ANALYSIS: Lee Ming-che's Release Is Being Complicated by Chinese Belligerence

Speculation that China would negotiate with the KMT for the quiet release of the Taiwanese democracy advocate feels like ancient history.

2019/01/28 | New Bloom

Who Will Step Up and Chair Taiwan's New Power Party?

Will the New Power Party take a step forward, or will it succumb to brewing factionalism?