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 […]

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 […]

CTi loses, KMT protests & Xi’s list–Taiwan Report News Brief transcript

Summary: The CECC announces tougher pandemic measures for winter. CTi TV News license renewal has been rejected. The KMT ramps up protests over racto-pork alongside labour protest. The KMT continues to block the premier in the legislature. Revenge recalls begin to bite, with the first coming in January. And finally, Xi Jinping’s making a list, […]

Talk of a Chinese invasion of Taiwan–Taiwan Report News Brief transcript

Summary: Could vaccines be on the way for Taiwan? Prosecutors say a poo attack was a Chinese conspiracy. Lithuania pledges support for ‘those who fight for freedom’ in Taiwan. US marines are in Taiwan participating in training. Talk of a Chinese invasion of Taiwan. Headlines: Bubble tea emojis have been approved and added to Unicode […]

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 […]

Taiwan pranks British Columbia: Report–Taiwan Report News Brief

More students to be allowed to return Taiwan on Wednesday announced the easing of border restrictions allowing students from 18 countries and regions to return to the nation, whether they are scheduled to graduate this year or not, according to the Ministry of Education (MOE).The 18 countries and regions are Vietnam, Hong Kong, Macau, Thailand, […]

CCP Propaganda porn–Taiwan Report News Brief transcript

Headlines A new case of the COVID-19 coronavirus disease was reported in Taiwan on Friday, marking a second day imported infections have been confirmed this week. Two military officers and one soldier are in critical condition and a female sergeant is recovering at Kaohsiung Armed Forces General Hospital’s Zuoying branch after their small boat capsized […]

Buttcheeks, revenge recalls and an odd US flyover–Taiwan Report News Brief transcript

Agriculture roundup Taiwan’s Ministry of Labor (MOL) recently amended legislation to allow farms that grow fruits, vegetables, grains, orchids, livestock, or seafood to hire migrant workers, with up to 1,600 jobs available for application.Each farm can employee migrant workers for up to 35 percent of its workforce.However, according to government figures, the shortage of regular […]