Current Affairs Taiwan (CAT) 台灣時事 08.04.2019 Pilot 11

Hosts Courtney Donovan Smith (石東文) and Michael Turton (麥哲恩) take on a huge news week! Ko Wen-je announces he’s launching a new political party, and wants Terry Gou to be president. Terry Gou returns from Japan and secretly meets with Wang Jin-pyng. Speculation is rife, so we speculate! Dan Han the Cabbage Man is ripped […]

KM: Xi Jinping Stokes Fear With Travel Ban to Taiwan

On July 31, the Chinese government announced it was suspending issuing individual travel permits to the residents of 47 cities previously allowed to travel to Taiwan. Tour groups and business travelers will still be allowed. This measure, the latest in a series of increasingly hostile gestures towards Taiwan, was executed abruptly, taking effect the very […]

Current Affairs Taiwan (CAT) 台灣時事 07.28.2019 Pilot 10

Hosts Michael Turton (麥哲恩) and Courtney Donovan Smith (石東文) discuss Dan Han Kuo-yu becoming the official KMT candidate, Ko Wen-je, Terry Gou and Hung Hsiu-chu in relation to the presidential race. Cigarette smuggling scandal an indictment of Taiwan’s bureaucratic problems (The News Lens piece) and the impact of HK protests on Taiwan’s presidential election (Diplomat […]

Taipei Times: Ian Easton On Taiwan: Creating strategic knowledge

The US and China are already at war with each other ideologically, and economic and geopolitical tensions between the two are rising. Fortunately, this conflict has not spilled over into the military sphere, although there is a growing risk of that too. China’s aggressive rhetoric and actions are destabilizing its periphery. For America, the overarching […]

Current Affairs Taiwan (CAT) 台灣時事 07.21.2019 Pilot 09

Michael Turton (麥哲恩) is back from vacation, and with Courtney Donovan Smith (石東文) they kick off with the Want Want Group suing the Financial Times, Taiwan’s Central News Agency and the DPP’s secretary-general. They follow on with Han Kuo-yu’s adventures this week, then look in on the latest on three other possible, maybe candidates Terry […]

CNA: Taiwan shuts out Japan to clinch U-12 Baseball World Cup title

Taipei, Aug. 4 (CNA) Taiwan won its second U-12 Baseball World Cup title Sunday with a 4-0 shutout victory against Japan in the southern city of Tainan. The long-awaited title gave Taiwan, competing under the name Chinese Taipei, its first in eight years since it clinched a trophy in the biennial competition’s inaugural edition in […]

Current Affairs Taiwan (CAT) 台灣時事 07.15.2019 Pilot 08

Michael Turton (麥哲恩) is still on the East Coast, but we were very fortunate to have Chang Jui-chuan 張睿銓 step in to give his take on the KMT primary and the Han Kuo-yu candidacy, Gou, Wang and Chu’s next steps and discord in the NPP as Lin Fei-fan joins the DPP.

Current Affairs Taiwan (CAT) 台灣時事 07.07.2019 Pilot 07

NOTE: Next week’s video will be recorded on Monday, January 15 after the KMT primary results are announced. It’s a lonely show with Michael Turton (麥哲恩) on vacation, but Courtney Donovan Smith (石東文) kicks off with a brief wrap on Ko’s China trip, then goes into a deep dive on the candidates in the KMT […]

Taipei Times: UN group asked to correct Taiwan’s name, MOFA says

The organization, also known as UN Women, yesterday posted an image that outlined countries and regions of the world that legally allow same-sex marriage. The image contained a flag of Taiwan, which was labeled as “Taiwan, Province of China.” “China is taking credit for something it did not do and the UN is complicit in […]