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Brian Hioe

Brian Hioe

Brian Hioe is one of the founding editors of New Bloom, as well as a freelance journalist and translator.

Brian Hioe is one of the founding editors of New Bloom, an online magazine covering politics and youth culture in Taiwan founded in 2014. He is a freelance journalist, as well as a translator. From 2017 to 2018, he was Democracy and Human Rights Service Fellow at the Taiwan Foundation for Democracy.

Posts by Brian Hioe
October 03, 2022

Taiwan’s Great Reopening

By Brian Hioe
Taiwan will begin allowing visitors from all countries while also ending its COVID-19 quarantine requirement for new arrivals.

October 01, 2022

The China Factor in Taiwan’s Midterms

By Brian Hioe and Lev Nachman
Will China’s military threats impact Taiwan’s upcoming local elections?
September 15, 2022

The End of the Road for Apple Daily Taiwan

By Brian Hioe
The influential outlet has been shuttered and rebranded by a new owner, adding to concerns about foreign influence in Taiwan’s media sphere.

September 01, 2022

Taiwan Grapples with Human Trafficking Spike

By Brian Hioe
Increasing revelations in August about Taiwanese trafficked into Cambodia has become a significant political issue in Taiwan.

August 16, 2022

Following China’s Military Drills, Taiwan Settles Into New Normal

By Brian Hioe
China's live-fire drills did not spark much fear in Taiwan, where frequent Chinese military activities have long become a reality.

August 04, 2022

Pelosi’s Taiwan Visit: The Substance and the Aftermath

By Brian Hioe
The planned trip – and China's potential reaction – has been the headlines for weeks. Now that it's over, where do things stand?
July 25, 2022

Previewing Taiwan’s 2022 Midterm Elections

By Brian Hioe and Lev Nachman
The November 26 midterm races are the DPP’s to lose.

July 14, 2022

Across Party Lines, Taiwan Mourns Abe Shinzo

By Brian Hioe
The former Japanese prime minister's support for Taiwan brought condolences even from the KMT, which is generally antagonistic toward Japan.

July 01, 2022

With Kinmen Comments, Ko Wen-je Dives Into Cross-Strait Debate

By Brian Hioe
The Taipei mayor’s embrace of a bridge linking Taiwan’s outlying islands with the Chinese mainland stoked controversy.

June 15, 2022

As Taiwan Remembers Tiananmen, Hong Kong Looms Large

By Brian Hioe
The annual June 4 rally is now strongly connected to remembrance of Hong Kong's 2019 protest movement -- and the resulting political repression.

June 02, 2022

Accounting Act Changes Spark Brawl in Taiwan’s Legislature

By Brian Hioe
Changes to Article 99-1 of the Accounting Act proposed by the DPP may clear former President Chen Shui-bian of corruption charges.
May 18, 2022

Taiwan’s Quest to Attend the World Health Assembly

By Brian Hioe
Support for Taiwan's international participation has never been higher, but still hasn't moved the needle at the World Health Organization.

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