Brian Hioe

Thousands Protest in Hong Kong International Airport in the Wake of Yesterday’s Police Violence

Thousands of demonstrators crowded into Hong Kong International Airport today in protest of yesterday’s police violence against demonstrators, thought by some to be the highest level of violence in the ten weeks of demonstrations to date. Despite high tension regarding possible police actions, most demonstrators eventually withdrew from the airport by the early evening... Read More

Police Violence Reaches New Heights in Hong Kong, Leads to Calls for Airport Occupation

Brutal scenes of violence took place in Hong Kong yesterday, with what some suspect to have been the highest level of police violence in demonstrations to date. Notably, a female medic is also thought to have lost her eye after being hit with a bean bag fired by police, with parts of her face also shattering, and tear gas was fired inside of an underground MTR station. Calls are now on the rise for an occupation of Hong Kong International Airport, to disrupt the operations of the airport as a whole, to take place this afternoon... Read More

Protests in Hong Kong Turn Toward the Playful, While Chinese Rhetoric Against Demonstrations Escalates

Protests in Hong Kong took a turn toward the playful on Wednesday, with protesters pointing hundreds, perhaps thousands of laser pointers at the Hong Kong Space Museum in what was billed as a session of “star gazing”. As the night went on, the protest eventually became a dance party. At the same time, rhetoric against protests from China and the pro-Beijing camp has notably escalated in the last few days... Read More
Brian Hioe

Brian Hioe


Brian Hioe was one of the founding editors of New Bloom. He is a freelance writer on social movements and politics, and occasional 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.