Social Movements

Eye of the Storm

Dr. Lucetta Kam is an assistant professor at Hong Kong Baptist University and an organizer of Hong Kong Scholars Alliance for Sexual and Gender Diversity. The present interview was conducted on September 29th via e-mail by New Bloom editors Brian Hioe and Wen Liu, as a result of which the situation has changed since. Nevertheless, it provides a look into the inner dynamics of the movement which remains salient in the present... Read More

Interview: Hung Chun-Hsiu (洪淳修)

Hung Chun-Hsiu (洪淳修) is a documentary filmmaker and, most recently, the director of The Lost Sea (刪海經). His other films include Fishermen in the City (河口人),《城市農民曆》and《船長要抓狂》. On August 21st, he was interviewed by New Bloom's Brian Hioe. The following is the English language translation of the interview.... Read More

Looking Back on 323

Bolao is the pseudonym of an American of Taiwanese descent living in Taipei. Through a strange set of circumstances, though an American by birth and upbringing, he was involved in the attempt invade and occupy the Executive Yuan, Taiwan’s executive branch of government. The following is his investigation into and personal account of the Executive Yuan and Legislative Yuan occupation, both of which he was a participant in.... Read More

The Impossibility of Democracy in Hong Kong?

Does the possibility exist for Hong Kong to attain democracy? This question has yet to be settled. In the face of China’s refusal to allow non-vetted candidates to run for Hong Kong’s Chief Executive, the highest political position in the Hong Kong government, the stage is set for Occupy Central to once again seize control of Hong Kong’s Central district, the city’s financial and economic heart... Read More

松煙護樹的121天

松煙護樹在持續了121天後,面臨了極大的挑戰,凌晨兩點多,突然有四十至五十名警力集結開始驅離,原本駐紮的帳篷和器材被拆掉,放到三部卡車上載走,大約兩點半整個營地已經被清空。當時有五個人住在帳篷中,當筆者約莫三點到達現場時,大約已經有二十左右的朋友聚集,大部分是台灣護樹團體聯盟的成員。可能是因為時間很晚了,護樹聯盟也無法即時回應,社群網路上面並沒有太多的消息,所以除了聯盟之外並沒有太多人響應,除了我以外沒有其他記者,包括中文媒體,大部分的中文媒體都是在事發之後透過從社群網站上收集資訊及訪問成員得到資訊。... Read More