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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
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.

November 02, 2023

As Taiwan’s Election Looms, KMT-TPP Unity Talks Stumble

By Brian Hioe
With three candidates vying for the pan-Blue vote, Taiwan's presidential election is shaping up to be contentious but ultimately not very competitive.

October 14, 2023

Taiwan’s Homegrown Submarine at the Center of Political Firestorm

By Brian Hioe
Accusations of leaking sensitive information about the submarine program – including to China – have sparked a wave of lawsuits and counter-suits.

October 03, 2023

Can Taiwan’s Opposition Settle on a Unity Candidate?

By Brian Hioe
To have any chance of winning, the pan-Blue camp will need to avoid the current three-way contest for votes. But so far no one looks willing to withdraw.
September 15, 2023

What Was Taiwan’s President Doing in Eswatini?

By Brian Hioe
For what might be her last foreign trip as president, Tsai Ing-wen chose to highlight one of Taiwan's firmest remaining diplomatic relationships.

September 05, 2023

Taipei Mayor Chiang Wan-an Travels to Shanghai for Twin City Forum

By Brian Hioe
It's Chiang's first time attending the annual forum, which landed his predecessor (and current presidential hopeful) Ko Wen-je in controversy at times.

August 18, 2023

Despite China’s Threats, Taiwan VP’s US Visit Sees Muted Reaction

By Brian Hioe
Vice President William Lai, who is also the DPP's presidential candidate, transited New York and San Francisco this week.

August 02, 2023

Taiwan’s Vice President Plans US Stopover as Presidential Campaign Heats up

By Brian Hioe
William Lai, who is also the DPP's candidate for the 2024 presidential election, is expected to transit through New York and San Francisco in mid-August.

July 14, 2023

US Bioweapons Story Reignites Concerns About Disinformation in Taiwan

By Brian Hioe
A UDN story alleged that the U.S. government had requested that Taiwan engage in bioweapon development.
July 05, 2023

Cross-Strait Issues Take Center Stage in Taiwan’s Presidential Race

By Brian Hioe
Both Ko Wen-je and Hou Yu-ih have endorsed resurrecting the controversial Cross-Strait Services Trade Agreement, the subject of mass protests back in 2014.

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