In late August, New Bloom interviewed social movement veteran Lee Hsing-Chang (李幸長) about his campaign for Taiwan’s Legislative Yuan. Lee is running as an independent candidate in New Taipei City District 9 (Yonghe and Zhonghe), a traditional stronghold for the KMT.
In early April, New Bloom’s Brian Hioe interviewed the Social Democratic Party's Jennifer Lu (呂欣潔) by Skype. Although several months have passed since then, we still believe the interview still to be insightful about the Social Democratic Party and its political positions in the present. This was our second interview with Jennifer Lu, we first interviewed her in August of 2014.
On May 2nd, New Bloom’s Brian Hioe sat down with Dr. Tsay Ting-Kuei in New York City, for an interview about the formation of the Free Taiwan Party. Hioe and Tsay then met up again in Taipei in late July, during the Ministry of Education occupation, for some follow-up questions.
On July 9th, in New York City, New Bloom's Parson Young interviewed Freddy Lim of the New Power Party and lead singer of the famed black metal band Chthonic. This is part of an upcoming series of interviews New Bloom is conducting with members of third parties in Taiwan.