Brian Hioe

Several Hundred Demonstrate in Solidarity for Myanmar in New Taipei

A solidarity rally for Myanmar was held today in Little Myanmar in Zhonghe, which is located in New Taipei. The march began on Huaxin Street at 10:00 AM, passed through several streets in Little Myanmar, and proceeded to a small park outside of the Hwa Hsia University of Technology, at which point the rally ended promptly at 10:30 AM...

Calls to Distinguish the National Emblem from the KMT Party Logo Retread Familiar Territory

The KMT’s party logo and its similarity to the national emblem has again become an object of political contestation. Last week, the Legislative Yuan passed a resolution calling for the Ministry of Interior to investigate the possibility of changing the national emblem. The Ministry of the Interior is required to produce a report on the matter within two months to report to the Internal Administration Committee of the Legislative Yuan...

Weekend Sees Eighth Death in Taiwan from COVID-19 Since Start of the Pandemic

The situation regarding the Taoyuan General Hospital cluster, Taiwan’s first COVID-19 cluster since last April and Taiwan’s largest COVID-19 cluster to date, continues to develop. Friday night saw the first COVID-19 death in eight months, after a woman in her eighties part of the cluster died, and was found to have been infected with COVID-19 after her death...

Despite Further Arrests, Continued Silence in Taiwan Regarding Hong Kong Twelve

A political crackdown against pro-democracy figures continues in Hong Kong. In the latest series of arrests, earlier this month, eleven individuals were arrested in connection to the Hong Kong “Twelve”, twelve young Hongkongers that were arrested by the Chinese coast guard last August after attempting to flee to Taiwan by speedboat, then held in Shenzhen...
Brian Hioe

Brian Hioe

Brian Hioe is one of the founding editors of New Bloom. He is a freelance writer on social movements and politics, as well as a translator. A New York native and Taiwanese-American, he has an MA in East Asian Languages and Cultures from Columbia University and graduated from New York University with majors in History, East Asian Studies, and English Literature. He was Democracy and Human Rights Service Fellow at the Taiwan Foundation for Democracy from 2017 to 2018.

丘琦欣,創建破土的編輯之一,專於撰寫社會運動和政治的自由作家偶而亦從事翻譯工作。他自哥倫比亞大學畢業,是亞洲語言及文化科系的碩士,同時擁有紐約大學的歷史,東亞研究及英文文學三項學士學位。