Taiwan Headlines, Dec. 25

Welcome to Taiwan headlines, featuring news that impacts Taiwan’s future. The Legislative Yuan has voted to approve administrative directives related to the government’s decision to lift its restrictions on imports of pork containing ractopamine and U.S. beef from cattle aged over 30 months.They include provisions on testing and labelling.All three opposition party caucuses, the KMT, […]

Taiwan Headlines, Dec. 24

Welcome to Taiwan Headlines, sharing the news that shapes Taiwan’s future. For analysis and context, check out our companion show Taiwan Report News Brief. Taiwan will impose more stringent regulations for flight crews to close loopholes in its prevention and control measures against the pandemic, after a cluster infection was linked to a commercial airline […]

Taiwan Headlines Dec. 23–transcript

Welcome to Taiwan Headlines, which is essentially the previous headlines section of Taiwan Report News Brief, which will continue with longer stories, as well as analysis and context. Having the two shows separate is a bit more flexible. Headlines focuses on stories that will impact Taiwan’s future, mainly politics and foreign affairs, as well as […]

CTiTV News and the NCC’s moves for more control–Taiwan Report News Brief

Summary: Taiwan’s economy continues to shine. Taichung’s MRT is on hold indefinitely. CTiTV News and the NCC’s moves for more control. For this show I’m trying a different format, I’ve moved the headlines to the end of the show, but be sure to stick around for those, there are quite a few. First up, however, […]

Tsai’s award-winning week–Taiwan Report News Brief transcript

Summary: Finally, the government announces a firm date for ARC number change. The future of CTiTV News, and a man sets himself on fire in protest. News coverage of Kao Chia-yu is ridiculous. President Tsai’s award-winning week. But up first, headlines. Headlines: According to Health and Welfare Minister Chen Shih-chung (陳時中), people in Taiwan may […]

Taiwan supports Australian “freedom wine”–Taiwan Report News Brief transcript

Summary: Taiwan is standing in support of Australian “freedom wine”. Two airlines introduce boarding by facial recognition. Bureau of Labor Funds domestic investment division head arrested. The TPP accuses the government of spending big on “propaganda”. Headlines: Citing a recent surge in cases, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has removed Hong Kong from its […]

Taiwan is not a part of China, says polling

Summary: There are calls for closer Australia ties. Lawmakers freeze half the eID budget, but the Executive Yuan says the new eIDs still on their way. Polls continue to show Taiwanese don’t trust China. Airlines still obey China, while China Airlines shrinks its font. But up first, headlines. Headlines: A research team at Academia Sinica’s […]

Talk of a Chinese invasion of Taiwan–Taiwan Report News Brief transcript

Summary: Could vaccines be on the way for Taiwan? Prosecutors say a poo attack was a Chinese conspiracy. Lithuania pledges support for ‘those who fight for freedom’ in Taiwan. US marines are in Taiwan participating in training. Talk of a Chinese invasion of Taiwan. Headlines: Bubble tea emojis have been approved and added to Unicode […]

Taiwan prepares for a Biden presidency & WHO–Taiwan Report News Brief transcript

Summary: Pandemic changes are still coming. Some foreigners may get stimulus vouchers, but only a few. Taiwan GDP forecasts boosted, with 2021 expected to be strong. A German foundation flees Hong Kong for Taipei. More moves to improve Taiwan-Indian ties. Once again, support is building for Taiwan to attend the World Health Assembly. Taiwan prepares […]