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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
April 10, 2024

Taiwan’s Former President Meets Xi Jinping During China Trip

By Brian Hioe
Ma Ying-jeou of the opposition KMT held a second meeting with Xi Jinping – his first as a private citizen – during an 11-day trip to China.

March 19, 2024

Sunflower Movement 10th Anniversary Reflects Taiwan’s Current Political Divisions

By Brian Hioe
From talk of revising the CSSTA to the KMT's return to leadership of the legislature, the Sunflower Movement is echoing in Taiwan's politics today.
March 02, 2024

China-Taiwan Boat Collision Near Kinmen Continues to Reverberate in Taiwanese Politics

By Brian Hioe
It’s an early test case of the new dynamics of power between the KMT and the DPP, and the impact on cross-strait relations. 

February 15, 2024

A Month After Taiwan’s Election, Cross-Strait Tensions Continue to Simmer

By Brian Hioe
From sending balloons over Taiwan to forcing a scheduled sports competition to relocate, China has been upping the pressure.

February 02, 2024

KMT’s Han Kuo-yu Is Taiwan’s New Legislative Speaker

By Brian Hioe
The KMT's failed 2020 presidential candidate will hold the reins of the legislature, even while the DPP keeps the presidency.

February 01, 2024

After the Election: Where Will Lai Lead Taiwan?

By Lev Nachman and Brian Hioe
Taiwanese voters have made their choice. Now it’s up to President-elect Lai Ching-te – and the reactions from Washington and Beijing – to shape the future.
January 14, 2024

Taiwan’s DPP Wins Presidency, Falls Short in Legislature

By Brian Hioe
Lai Ching-te won with a plurality, largely due to a divided opposition. But the loss of the DPP's legislative majority is a warning sign for the party moving forward.

January 03, 2024

Taiwan’s Presidential and VP Contenders Give Final Campaign Push

By Brian Hioe
With less than two weeks left until the Taiwanese presidential elections, campaigning (and partisan mud-slinging) has kicked into high gear. 

December 15, 2023

As Taiwan’s Election Nears, China’s Espionage, Interference Attempts Come Under Scrutiny

By Brian Hioe
There has been an increased number of reports on espionage plots and disinformation campaigns, and Taiwan's government is eager to show it is taking action.

November 28, 2023

From Green to Blue: The Political History of Ko Wen-je

By Brian Hioe and Lev Nachman
Who is the third-party candidate shaking up Taiwan's presidential race?

November 28, 2023

How the Taiwan Opposition Alliance Talks Fell Apart

By Brian Hioe
The pan-Blue camp’s attempt to settle on a unity ticket came crashing down last week in an embarrassing televised spectacle.
November 20, 2023

Taiwan Opposition’s Bid for a Unity Ticket Collapses

By Brian Hioe
An announced breakthrough proved short-lived, as the two sides weren't able to agree on how to weight polls for determining the presidential candidate.

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