Taiwan has received its first batch of AstraZeneca vaccines at Taoyuan International Airport from the COVAX allocation program. Today, Wednesday March 3rd, is the first day without headlines featuring Jaw Shaw-kong in weeks appearing on my feed of local news reports.While I don’t think it is happening quite yet, I will be watching to see […]
After China ban, local support for pineapples succeeding. Big budget for referendum. Eric Chu goes on tour. Big AIoT investment. Manufacturing sentiment hits 13-year high. Lawmakers sound alarm on United Front work in indigenous communities. Taiwan supplanting Confucius Institutes.
Matsu Pilgrimage gets Matsu’s goahead. DPP suspends 3 lawmakers amid factional fight. Legislator Su quits DPP over SOGO case, but raises suspicions. Unemployment down, retail sales up. Hong Kongers moving in, but not one pro-communist family. China halts pineapple imports.
Ketagalan Media: Taiwan Tech Makes Big Moves, With National Security Implications (by TR’s Courtney Donovan Smith)
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has announced that Taiwan will partially lift restrictions on the entry of foreign visitors starting from March 1, as well as allow transit flights through Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport.Under the new policy, foreign nationals without residency permits will be allowed to enter Taiwan for reasons excluding tourism, as long […]
Chinese children of locals get reprieve. Water crisis could get worse. Wage gap declines again. Co-organizer pulls out of 228 event due to Ma invite. Jaw calls for parliamentary system. NDC to figure out what “digital talent” is. Ma accuses US of infringing ROC sovereignty. WTO rep meets US counterpart.
Foreigners to be allowed back in and vaccines are coming. Chiang announced he’ll run for KMT chair, but not president. KMT not looking good in Taoyuan. Ko joins KMT forum. KMT referendums on track. Su’s popularity dips. Intelligence officers indicted. Hon Hai has vehicles on the way. DGBAS predicts GDP boom, but NT$ problems.
Rapid COVID vaccination efficacy test developed. TSMC ahead of schedule on 3nm. Amazon teams up with Foxconn in India. Mayor quits KMT. Big bucks for buses. KMT objects to NCC over Jaw. Space agency on the way. Biden team wants chips fast.
Coalition marches on 228, calls for liquidation of KMT. NDC predicts strong growth. Major shakeup of national security team. Taiwan welcomes new WTO head. Trouble in the Senkakus. US support for WHO entry. Taiwan Invasion Prevention Act is back.
BioNTech reverses position on Taiwan vaccines. Johnny Chiang on Time’s 100 Next list. Jaw making statements. Han Kuo-yu has secret meetings. Chang Ya-chung joins KMT chair race. Wu Sz-huai makes unpopular statements, again. Ministry of Digital Development proposed to legislature. Big funding for pork industry.