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Taiwan Headlines, Apr. 17, 2021
The Hualien District Prosecutors Office has indicted seven for offenses related to the Taroko Express train crash on April 2 that killed 49 people and injured more than 200 others.The driver of the crane truck, who also owns a construction company, was indicted for negligence resulting in death and property damage, causing an accident involving […]
Taiwan Headlines, Apr. 4, 2021
Taiwan experienced its worse train accident in decades on April 2, when a Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) express train hit a crane truck on the track near the entrance to the Qingshui Tunnel in Hualien County.The first five carriages of the Taroko Express derailed and piled up inside the narrow, single-track tunnel, killing 50 people […]
Taiwan Headlines, Mar. 26, 2021
Central Taiwan will be on “red” water alert. Digital ministry proposal. Big infrastructure budget. Economy “red” hot. KMT’s Hung supports PRC propaganda channel. MAC survey. Paraguay, Palau pressured to drop Taiwan. Taiwan supports anti-PRC united front. Lithuania wants trade office.
Taiwan Headlines, Mar. 1, 2021
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.
Taiwan Headlines, Jan. 28
Recall drive against Kao Min-lin comes up short. New Party and KMT city councillors questioned. New water measures. Google invests big. Chipmakers up automotive chip capacity. The economy is hot. Cyberattacks are up. Military kit revealed. Beijing increasingly talks war.
Taiwan Headlines, Jan. 27
Covid cluster grows. Taiwan’s population drops. Most are satisfied with job, gender equality. Man eggs CKS statue. Government Chinese IT kit to go. International pressure over automotive chips. Flying squirrel, Yuhan launched into space. PRC belligerence rises. Hsiao Bi-khim quarantined.
Taiwan Headlines, Jan. 7
Data released by the Directorate General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS) shows that the number of people in Taiwan’s workforce averaged 11.964 million from January to November 2020.This represented growth of 0.16 percent from the same period in 2019 and is the lowest growth level ever recorded for that time frame.A DGBAS official said […]
The continuing decline of the KMT in the polls–Taiwan Report News Brief transcript
New poll shows KMT continues to lose support. 2020 PLAAF incursions highest since 1996. But up first, Taipower to own up to losses at fourth nuke plant.
Taiwan Headlines, Jan. 1
The Ministry of Education (MOE) has issued a directive for Taiwan schools to stop accepting entry permit applications by international students for at least one month.The decision was made after the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday announced that the borders were to be closed to all except Taiwan nationals and foreign residents, with […]