Brian Hioe

Wave of Violence Sweeps Across Hong Kong on Day of General Strike

Scenes of shocking violence took place across Hong Kong yesterday, with a general strike having been called for the day. At around 7 AM, a 21-year-old demonstrator was shot by police in Sai Wan Ho. Footage from the morning also shows a police officer riding a motorcycle driving deliberately into a crowd several times, deliberately aiming to hit protestors. Around noon, an incident in which individuals wearing black set a man on fire with gasoline also took place. Clashes with police continued throughout the day, with police invading university campuses and firing tear gas... Read More

Intensive Protests in Hong Kong After Death, Accusations of Police Gang Rape, Calls for a General Strike Today

The weekend has seen violent attacks on demonstrators by Hong Kong police following the death of 22-year-old student protester Alex Chow Tsz-lok on Friday after a fall from a car park earlier in the week and the emergence of accusations that police gang-raped an 18-year-old woman last month. A general strike has been called for today. It remains to be seen whether this strike will be paralyzing of Hong Kong society in the way that it was hoped previously called for general strikes would be... Read More

China’s New Economic Incentives Offered to Taiwan Are a Repeat of Old Tactics

The Chinese government announcing 26 new measures aimed at attracting Taiwanese firms is clearly a measure aimed at influencing Taiwanese elections, with just over sixty days left before January 2020 elections. However, what may be noteworthy is to what extent the Chinese government is falling back on tactics it has tried before in the past to influence elections, rather than coming up with new tactics... Read More

Taipei City Police Challenges Compensation Ruling Regarding Executive Yuan Occupation

The decision of the Taipei District Court to award 1.1 million NTD in compensation to 14 participants in the attempted occupation of the Executive Yuan on March 24th, 2014, during the 2014 Sunflower Movement, has been challenged by the Taipei City Police. The Taipei City Police has announced that it intends to appeal the ruling, which was announced last Wednesday... Read More

Hong Kong Protests Over the Weekend See High Numbers of Arrests, Politician’s Ear Bitten Off By Assailant

Intensive protests took place in Hong Kong over the weekend, with violence against demonstrators seemingly reaching new heights. Particularly shocking have been images circulated online of district councilor Andrew Chiu’s ear being bitten off by an assailant who previously attacked others with a knife... Read More
Brian Hioe

Brian Hioe

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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。