Taiwan Headlines, Jan. 19

Coronavirus outbreak grows. Old map in legislature questioned. Large scale corruption in the judiciary. Sunflower activists get repreive. Ex-presidential spox impeached. Foxconn moving into cars. China will sanction US officials over Taiwan.

US declassifies Framework which calls to defend Taiwan–Taiwan Report News Brief transcript

Summary: Wang Hao-yu gets recalled. Enoch Wu to glide to DPP Taipei head, and plans another legislative run. Pompeo lifts guidelines on official contacts with Taiwan, and most analysts get it totally wrong. US declassifies a Framework that includes defending Taiwan. First successful “revenge” recall Taoyuan residents on Saturday voted to recall DPP Taoyuan City […]

Taiwan Headlines, Jan. 17

SpaceX will launch two Taiwan-made satellites, the Flying Squirrel and the Yushan, into orbit on Jan. 21. The Directorate-General of Highways (DGH) has stated that alterations to a vehicle that the KMT had made were illegal.The party unveiled the truck featuring a pig’s face to promote its referendum drive opposing imports of pork containing traces […]

Taiwan Headlines, Jan. 12

Two new domestic coronavirus cases. Central bank investigating speculation. NPP calls for law on eIDs. New missiles can target China’s interior. Taiwan rep to Holland invited to US embassy. Craft visit criticized by KMT. Japan office to honor friendship.

Taiwan Headlines, Jan. 11

Record exports in 2020. Pingtung to get HSR, Science Park. Govt to spend big to get foreign investment. ROC flag makes appearance at Capitol riot. New passports hit the streets. Two more orgs now called “Chinese Taipei.” Pompeo lifts restrictions on official contact.

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. 3

A labor broker has been fined NT$1 million by the Fisheries Agency for deducting too much from the pay of eight migrant fishery workers for the repayment of loans.The fine was levied in September, but only made the news public after the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued a withhold release order (WRO) against […]

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 […]

Taiwan Headlines, Dec. 31

Starting Jan. 1, only Taiwan citizens, foreigners holding Taiwan residency and people in a few other categories will be allowed to enter the country.Exemptions to the entry ban also include diplomatic and service passport holders, business personnel who are fulfilling contractual obligations, humanitarian visa holders, the spouses or minor children of Taiwanese, and people who […]