NPP’s third scandal in a month–Taiwan Report News Brief transcript

Summary: The New Power Party is facing its third scandal in a month, and has lost one of their most high profile members. The public disagrees with Ma’s statement on Taiwan being doomed to lose in a war. The most popular president in Taiwan’s history for development has been polled. A new TVBS satisfaction poll […]

NPP chaos and Trump speaks again on Taiwan–Taiwan Report News Brief transcript

Summary: A memorial held has been held for Hau Pei-tsun, the anti-foreigner, hardline KMT former premier. Then it’s chaos in the NPP and the view from the TSP. The now-ratified US Democratic Party platform is more pro-Taiwan than before. And finally, Trump again speaks on Taiwan Headlines Tainan Mayor Huang Wei-cher (黃偉哲) on Monday received […]

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 […]

Tsai makes moves on Taiwan-US relations–Taiwan Report News Brief transcript

Summary: This is a big show solely focused on Taiwan-US relations, including the Chinese Communist mouthpiece Global Times speculates the US is planning to set up a consulate in Taiwan, Health Secretary Azar’s important visit, President Tsai is ramping up efforts to improve ties with the US and more tea leaf reading on Joe Biden’s […]

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 […]

Highest-level US visit to Taiwan since ‘79–Taiwan Report News Brief transcript

Summary: A businessman has been charged with violating the National Security Act. KMT youth propose major labour changes, and a 32-hour workweek. Taiwan’s drone fleet is taking off. The highest-level delegation from the US since 1979 shows promise. Two more foreign delegations show increasing support. Headlines The average temperature in Taiwan last month hit 30.2 […]

6 lawmakers and NPP chair accused of bribery–Taiwan Report News Brief transcript

Summary: EVA Air offers a dream Hello Kitty trip to nowhere for Father’s Day. Taiwan may be gunning for Hong Kong’s finance industry. Six sitting legislators and the NPP chair are grilled in a bribery probe. Biden’s top foreign policy advisor speaks out on Taiwan, possibly giving us some insight. But up first, some headlines. […]

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 […]