Taiwan Headlines, Food Delivery Driver Union? 4/21

The Japanese de-facto embassy raises the flag at a curious time. TSMC and Foxconn are making bold moves toward world domination. Food delivery drivers are to be offered to join a union, but will heavy traffic nix it?

Taiwan Headlines, Apr. 12, 2021

As the headline on Focus Taiwan put it: “Taiwan’s interior ministry prods KMT to change party emblem.”In a keynote report submitted to the Legislature’s Internal Administration Committee in response to a motion passed by the legislature in January, the ministry urged the KMT to alter its emblem.It said times have changed, to help the public […]

Taiwan Headlines, Apr. 11, 2021

According to the Centers for Disease Control, those needing to travel abroad should be able to buy a COVID-19 vaccine by the end of this month at the earliest.An expected 5,000 to 10,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine are to be set aside for purchase by those with a specified need to travel–though they haven’t […]

Taiwan Headlines, Apr. 4, 2021

Taiwan experienced its worse train accident in decades on April 2, when a Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) express train hit a crane truck on the track near the entrance to the Qingshui Tunnel in Hualien County.The first five carriages of the Taroko Express derailed and piled up inside the narrow, single-track tunnel, killing 50 people […]

Taiwan Headlines, Mar. 26, 2021

Central Taiwan will be on “red” water alert. Digital ministry proposal. Big infrastructure budget. Economy “red” hot. KMT’s Hung supports PRC propaganda channel. MAC survey. Paraguay, Palau pressured to drop Taiwan. Taiwan supports anti-PRC united front. Lithuania wants trade office.

Taiwan Headlines, Mar. 25, 2021

A public opinion poll has some interesting results with superficially contradictory results. Jaw Shaw-kong is making some unusual moves and stoking speculation on him and Dan Han. F-5 fighters in another crash. Taiwan’s economy continues to boom, setting more records.

Taiwan Headlines, Mar. 22, 2021–transcript

A coalition of environmental activists has submitted over 700,000 signatures in support of a referendum to move the site of a proposed liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal over concerns of damage to an algae reef in Taoyuan.The signatures submitted easily surpass the second-stage legal threshold, so it will likely be on the ballot on Aug. […]

Taiwan Healines, Mar. 13, 2021

The Taipei District Prosecutors’ Office yesterday announced that it has dropped defamation cases against the Financial Times, the Central News Agency (CNA) president and others after Want Want China Times Media Group suddenly rescinded its lawsuits.The group in 2019 filed a lawsuit against the UK-based newspaper, the state-run news agency and two others over a […]

Taiwan Headlines, Mar. 12, 2021

Workers from other countries in Taiwan whose contracts are about to expire will be eligible to obtain a six-month extension, the Ministry of Labor’s (MOL) Workforce Development Agency has announced, citing the need to reduce international travel amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine doses that Taiwan received last week have to pass just […]

Taiwan Headlines, Mar. 5, 2021

Court rules same-sex marriage ban on foreign nationals from countries that ban it illegal. Kao recall fails. GlobalWafers now #2 in silicon wafers. Taiwan #6 in economic freedom. Taiwan ties with Eswatini and Somaliland deepen. Lithuania to boost ties. Flanders and Japan support Taiwan. US embassy meet in Japan.