KMT reformers finally get some good news–Taiwan Report News Brief transcript

Summary: A minimum wage hike is planned, but is panned by businesses. Foxconn Chairman says China’s days as the world’s factory are over. Money is flowing back into Taiwan. Controls on Chinese investment to be tightened. Infighting in the KMT, but Johnny Chiang gets a big boost. But up first, lots of headlines. Headlines Taiwan […]

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 […]

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 […]

Buttcheeks, revenge recalls and an odd US flyover–Taiwan Report News Brief transcript

Agriculture roundup Taiwan’s Ministry of Labor (MOL) recently amended legislation to allow farms that grow fruits, vegetables, grains, orchids, livestock, or seafood to hire migrant workers, with up to 1,600 jobs available for application.Each farm can employee migrant workers for up to 35 percent of its workforce.However, according to government figures, the shortage of regular […]