Latest posts by New Bloom
Is China attempting to normalize military drills around Taiwan?
China may attempt to normalize its military drills in the Taiwan Strait. What does this mean for the future of Taiwan and regional relations?
Will Taiwanese academics be targeted by the Hong Kong National Security Law?
Wu was targeted for publishing the article “For an Unfinished Revolution” which discussed activists' work during the 2019 anti-extradition movement in Hong Kong.
How ‘fake news’ and disinformation were spread in the run-up to Taiwan's presidential elections
Puma Shen, director of DoubleThink Labs, shares his observations on the ways in which fake news and disinformation were disseminated prior to Taiwan's January 11, 2020 presidential elections.
The ripple effect of the Hong Kong anti-extradition protests on Taiwan politics
"Beijing would now be well aware that its policy on Hong Kong is not just about the city, but has greater implications for its "One China" dream."
In China's Shadow: Will Taiwanese Universities Sell Out Academic Freedom?
A combination of political and economic pressures at local universities are laying the ground for an unsettling compromise.
Volunteer Disaster Relief Efforts Cultivate a Friendship Between Taiwanese and Japanese
"You helped us and we weren’t even your friends, so of course we came to help. Japan and Taiwan will be best friends forever."
The Ever-Blurring Line Between Entertainment and Politics in China and Taiwan
A teenage K-pop performer's apology for waving a Republic of China flag—interpreted as supporting Taiwanese independence—recently went viral.
On Taiwan, Facebook and the Politics of Trolling on the Chinese Internet
When Facebook became accessible in mainland China, trolls descended on a Taiwanese politician. What might happen if Facebook were to become permanently accessible in China?
Why Is Taiwan President Ma Ying-Jeou Ending His Presidency With a Cross-Strait Summit?
An eleventh-hour meeting between Chinese President Xi Jinping and Taiwanese President Ma Ying-Jeou two months before presidential elections in Taiwan suggests that something very, very unusual is going on.
Will a Visit From Taiwan's Former Vice President Lend Weight to China's Revisionist WWII History?
Lien Chan will attend a military parade in China commemorating victory over the Japanese, even though the mainland is downplaying his own party's central role in World War II.