Brian Hioe

Visit by Han Kuo-Yu to Beijing Liaison Office Prompts Criticism from Hong Kong, Taiwan Politicians

A visit by Kaohsiung mayor Han Kuo-yu to Hong Kong has provoked outrage from both Taiwan and Hong Kong politicians. Han is accused of infringing upon both Hong Kong and Taiwan’s sovereignty in directly meeting with Wang Zhimin, the director of Hong Kong’s Beijing Liaison Office, which represents the Chinese government in Hong Kong... Read More

Taiwan’s Refugee Policies Under Scrutiny Again After Chinese Student Seeks Asylum

The Tsai administration's refugee policies toward Chinese asylum seekers are in the spotlight again after a Chinese student requested political asylum in Taiwan after making public criticisms of Chinese president Xi Jinping on a livestream and social media. The student in question, Li Jiabao, is currently a student at the Chia Nan University of Pharmacy and Science in Tainan... Read More

Review: Our Youth in Taiwan (我們的青春,在台灣)

Our Youth in Taiwan, the winner for best documentary at this year’s Golden Horse Awards would be a highly personal character study of two participants in the Sunflower Movement. The first would be Chen Wei-ting, one of the two most recognizable student leaders from the movement, and the second is Cai Bo-yi, a Chinese participant in the movement. However, the film ultimately becomes the personal story of the director, too, by the film’s conclusion... Read More
Brian Hioe

Brian Hioe

Editor

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.

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。他是出生於紐約的台裔美人。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。