US-Taiwan relations go into overdrive–Taiwan Report News Brief transcript

Summary: This is another big show on the recent blooming US-Taiwan relationship, which has gone into overdrive. Up first, the State Department visit was low-key, but important. A Taiwan-US meeting in New York was crafty indeed. The waters around a Taiwan-US trade deal are murky. Taiwan representative to the US upgrades herself. US congressman proposes […]

The KMT pulls out of Chinese forum in protest–Taiwan Report News Brief transcript

Summary: Wired magazine hails three top Taiwan leaders. Indigenous groups protest China’s moves in Inner Mongolia. The KMT pulls out of the Cross-straits forum. The curious case of five Hong Kongers. But up first, headlines. Headlines: Yet again, Taiwan will grant a further 30-day extension of stay to foreign visitors who entered the country on […]

Taiwan responds to aggressive Chinese military moves–Taiwan Report News Brief transcript

Summary: A cool advertisement wins an international award. Taiwan’s government responds to PLA incursions. Momentum for trade deals is mounting. The Dalai Lama looks to visit Taiwan. But with all the recent topic-heavy shows, today we’ve got lots of headlines. Headlines Human trials of COVID-19 vaccines in Taiwan conducted with Oxford University’s AstraZeneca have been […]

A litany of bad behaviour by China–Taiwan Report News Brief transcript

Summary: China wants to poach young Taiwanese scientists. Government announces Chinese hacking uncovered. China accuses Taiwan of paying social media influencers. Taiwan Defense Ministry issues a warning to China. Chinese spy ship spotted off the east coast. Poll shows plurality willing to fight if China attacks. The US navy may have just sent a big […]

Donald Trump speaks out on Taiwan–Taiwan Report News Brief transcript

Summary: Tours to nowhere turn out to be surprisingly popular, go figure. Manufacturing is on the uptick. The Government touts their claimed success of Internet of Things policies. Small victory for an indigenous campaigner against the Taipei City Government. Environmental rally is held in Taichung, “tree men” and all. Former President Ma trashes the military’s […]

KMT backs Jane Lee, not that they have a choice–Taiwan Report News Brief transcript

Summary: White terror files have come to light, but crucial files are “contaminated.” A holdout stalls railway plans in Tainan.  KMT stands by Jane Lee, not that they have much choice.  Taiwan responds in kind to HK visa denials.  And today we have plenty of headlines.  Headlines Temperatures in Taipei reached their highest level in […]