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.
Taipei Times: Notes from central Taiwan: Some ‘damn foolish thing’ in the Senkakus (TR’s Michael Turton)
Ketagalan Media: Taiwan Tech Makes Big Moves, With National Security Implications (by TR’s Courtney Donovan Smith)
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.
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.
Water crisis worsening. German company stiffs Taiwan on vaccines. Ma comments provoke ire. TVBS local leaders poll. Gold Cards up. KMT, DPP clash on constitutional reform. Coast Guard goes big on Taiwan. Domestic military production up. Hsiao Bi-khim gets pithy.
Two of Taiwan’s tech giants, TSMC and Hon Hai (aka Foxconn) are making moves that could change the planet–and make world economies, production and militaries even more dependant on Taiwan. This has huge national security implications for Taiwan, and makes Taiwan’s continued independence crucial for the national security of the free world.
Taoyuan outbreak not contained. Vaccines are coming. International students to be allowed in. 3Q recall passes first hurdle. Exports boom. President comments on China ties, China lies in return, and Chiang supports Tsai. Prague Mayor slams China, praises Taiwan ties.