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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
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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.

June 14, 2023

Taiwan Rocked by Wave of Sexual Harassment, Assault Allegations

By Brian Hioe
In the past two weeks, Taiwan has seen a growing number of #MeToo style allegations, especially against political figures.
June 02, 2023

Taiwan’s 2024 Election Campaigns See Early Stumbles

By Brian Hioe
KMT candidate Hou Yu-ih faced an unexpectedly difficult start to his campaign, while the DPP courted controversy with some legislative nominations.

May 18, 2023

Taiwan’s Presidential Slate Is Set for 2024

By Brian Hioe
New Taipei mayor Hou Yu-ih, long considered the front-runner, was named as the presidential candidate of the opposition KMT.

May 04, 2023

More Taiwanese Nationals Arrested on Political Charges in China

By Brian Hioe
Li Yanhe, also known as Fucha, is the latest in a string of Taiwanese nationals to disappear in China, only to be confirmed as arrested months later.

May 01, 2023

In the Face of War, the Dangers of Pro-China Rhetoric in Taiwan

By Fang-Yu Chen, Wen Liu, and Brian Hioe
A subset of pro-China intellectuals and political elites in Taiwan are trying to convince the public that bolstering self-defense is somehow recklessly provocative.
April 14, 2023

How Serious Were China’s Latest Military Drills Near Taiwan?

By Brian Hioe
The April drills were shorter and farther away than those of August 2022, but included several new and worrisome features.

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