Brian Hioe

Memorial Ceremonies Disrupted by Hong Kong Police Over Weekend

A number of incidents of police violence against demonstrators took place in Hong Kong over the weekend. This was inclusive of a series of arrests by police which took place on early morning Saturday, as well as police violence on Sunday against both attendees of memorials for deceased demonstrators and participants in a demonstration against a planned COVID-19 quarantine clinic. Attacks on pro-democracy city councilors also took place on Monday from pro-police and pro-Beijing groups... Read More

61st Anniversary of Tibetan Uprising Day Commemorated on Sunday

The annual commemoration of Tibetan Uprising Day took place on Sunday in Taipei, taking place two days ahead of the actual anniversary of Tibetan Uprising Day today. As in past years, the demonstration began in front of the Sogo department store located by the Zhongxiao Fuxing MRT station and proceeded through the city to Taipei 101... Read More

New Measures Rolled Out to Combat COVID-19, Tsai Administration Touts Successes Internationally

Efforts to fight the COVID-19 epidemic continue in Taiwan. The Central Epidemic Command Center did not report any new cases yesterday, as a result of which there are 45 confirmed cases in Taiwan currently, but new measures have been rolled out in order to respond to the epidemic. With Taiwan's apparent successes in containing the coronavirus epidemic and rapid increases in production capacity for needed medical supplies, the Tsai administration has notably begun leveraging on this for soft power, as a way to draw distinctions between Taiwan and China... Read More

Clashes in Hong Kong On Six Month Anniversary of Prince Edward MTR Clearance

Protests broke out in Hong Kong over the weekend, with clashes erupting between police and demonstrators on Saturday, February 29th in Mong Kok. Demonstrators were commemorating the six month anniversary of the police clearance operation that took place in the Prince Edward MTR station on August 31st... 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。