Taiwan’s govt: Avoid China, HK and Macau–Taiwan Report News Brief transcript

Headlines Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) on Thursday directed that the government’s COVID-19 relief funds be expanded by adding an additional budget of approximately NT$200 billion (US$6.79 billion).Su directed the allocation of the additional budget to help businesses affected by the pandemic and fund the procurement of disease prevention supplies and the purchase, research and development […]

Taiwan pranks British Columbia: Report–Taiwan Report News Brief

More students to be allowed to return Taiwan on Wednesday announced the easing of border restrictions allowing students from 18 countries and regions to return to the nation, whether they are scheduled to graduate this year or not, according to the Ministry of Education (MOE).The 18 countries and regions are Vietnam, Hong Kong, Macau, Thailand, […]

Support for KMT hits all-time low–Taiwan Report News Brief transcript

Headlines: A warning system developed to monitor volcanic activity in northern Taiwan and guide disaster prevention measures will be launched by the end of this year, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).The system will target the Datun volcano system in Taipei and Turtle Island in Yilan, which are active volcanoes, defined as a volcano […]

ICRT Central Taiwan News–transcript

(ICRT) Mayor Lu calls to consider keeping people out of Taiwan Taichung Mayor Lu Shiow-yen has called for the central government to consider whether the number of people currently being allowed into Taiwan is too high, to avoid putting pressure on local governments disease prevention efforts. This is controversial as the vast majority of people […]

Sharp spike in Taiwanese identity–Taiwan Report News Brief transcript

Headlines: After the first round for preordering the stimulus vouchers began on Wednesday, nearly 1 million eligible people from underprivileged groups on Thursday began receiving a subsidy to purchase vouchers in their postal savings account, the Department of Social Assistance and Social Work said.The NT$1,000 subsidy is for them to buy NT$3,000 worth of vouchers, […]

CCP Propaganda porn–Taiwan Report News Brief transcript

Headlines A new case of the COVID-19 coronavirus disease was reported in Taiwan on Friday, marking a second day imported infections have been confirmed this week. Two military officers and one soldier are in critical condition and a female sergeant is recovering at Kaohsiung Armed Forces General Hospital’s Zuoying branch after their small boat capsized […]

Boxing lessons for KMT lawmakers, for real–Taiwan Report News Brief transcript

KMT lawmakers take boxing lessons, seriously After occupying the Legislative Yuan for only 20 hours before being overrun by DPP lawmakers during their protest of President Tsai Ing-wen’s (蔡英文) nomination of Chen Chu (陳菊) to head the Control Yuan, former Kuomintang (KMT) Chairman Eric Chu Li-lun (朱立倫) announced over Facebook on Wednesday that he and […]

KMT occupies the legislature–Taiwan Report News Brief transcript

Consumer confidence rises, a bit Taiwan’s consumer confidence index (CCI) rose 3.9 points to 68.77 for June, ending four consecutive months of decline.The index rebounded for the first time since February amid the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, and its six confidence sub-indexes all rose.However, it should be noted that the rise is small, and […]