Podcast: Current Affairs Taiwan (CAT) 台灣時事 01-28-2020 Episode 30

This week Michael Turton (麥哲恩) is on vacation (but still is with us this week with a new article on Report.tw), so Courtney Donovan Smith (石東文) is joined by Scott Ellinger (陳鷹), former US military and AIT official. Dragonslayer Jessica Drun took on the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the World Health Organization over […]

Video: Current Affairs Taiwan (CAT) 台灣時事 01-28-2020 Episode 30

This week Michael Turton (麥哲恩) is on vacation (but still is with us this week with a new article on Report.tw), so Courtney Donovan Smith (石東文) is joined by Scott Ellinger (陳鷹), former US military and AIT official. Dragonslayer Jessica Drun took on the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the World Health Organization over […]

Ketagalan Media: Opportunities and Challenges for US-Taiwan Relations

… How times have changed. Assessments of China’s military threat to Taiwan today are far direr. In its 2013 National Defense Report, Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense argued that China “plans to build comprehensive capabilities for using military force against Taiwan by 2020.” Four years later, in its Quadrennial Defense Review, MND reported, “the PLA now possesses […]

Taipei Times: DPP likely to name Yu Shyi-kun new legislative speaker

The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) caucus is scheduled to hold a preparatory meeting for the new legislative session today, when DPP legislators are likely to nominate DPP legislator-at-large-elect Yu Shyi-kun as legislative speaker. Yu, who served as premier from 2002 to 2005, reportedly met with DPP caucus whip Ker Chien-ming (柯建銘) before the Lunar New […]