DPP seizes back the podium after a melee–Taiwan Report News Brief transcript

Headlines Taiwan is still full of reminders of the authoritarian era under Chiang Kai-shek (蔣介石) and his son Chiang Ching-kuo (蔣經國), with a total of 1,814 sites, monuments and office spaces named in memory of them, an average of one for every 20km2 in the nation, a Transitional Justice Commission report said.Excluding the 227 statues […]

ICRT Central Taiwan news report–transcript

World’s largest renewable energy PPA The world’s largest renewable energy Corporate Power Purchase Agreement (CPPA) has been signed in Taiwan between TSMC and Ørsted for the 920MW Greater Changhua 2b & 4 offshore wind farm.A renewable corporate PPA is a deal where an energy producer sells power to a business at a fixed price over […]

China’s official response to US statement on South China Sea claims

In response to the US State Department’s statement “We are making clear: Beijing’s claims to offshore resources across most of the South China Sea are completely unlawful, as is its campaign of bullying to control them,” and “In a unanimous decision on July 12, 2016, an Arbitral Tribunal constituted under the 1982 Law of the […]

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 […]