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 […]

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Taiwan has a frequently acrimonious relationship with the government of China, but the country’s response to the novel coronavirus outbreak has almost entirely steered clear of the discrimination toward Chinese nationals seen in countries throughout the world. Taiwan’s government has also shied away from politicizing the virus, focusing mainly on a successful domestic containment strategy […]

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Taipei, Dec. 19 (CNA) A slew of government incentives launched earlier this year to boost investment in Taiwan have increased the amount of investment in the country pledged by Taiwanese firms to over NT$830 billion (US$27.51 billion), Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) said Thursday. Su made the remarks after hearing a report by the Ministry of […]