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 […]

Naked provocations in Copenhagen–Taiwan Report News Brief transcript

Business updates Taiwan has moved up five places from last year to 11th in the latest annual world competitiveness ranking released by the International Institute for Management Development (IMD).The global top 10 was led by Singapore, followed by Denmark, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Hong Kong, Sweden, Norway, Canada, the United Arab Emirates, and the United States. […]

Recall fallout and the road ahead–Taiwan News Brief transcript

Coronavirus updates The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) will end its daily COVID-19 press briefings and instead give briefings once a week starting next week.That likely means that soon I won’t be starting every show with coronavirus updates! Business updates The consumer price index (CPI) last month declined 1.19 percent from a year earlier, the […]

Fraud, gangsters and the criminal diaspora–Taiwan Report News Brief transcript

Coronavirus updates The Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) said Wednesday that it plans to relax its COVID-19 control measures on trains and domestic flights after June 7, as the disease has been slowing in Taiwan.Passengers taking Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) and High Speed Rail (HSR) trains will still be required to have their temperatures […]