Ko P is running for president, Freddy Lim forms alliance–Taiwan Report News Brief transcript

Summary: Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je tackles a huge, massive problem. Oh, and Ko is also preparing to run for president. Freddy Lim launches another political grouping. But up first, lots of headlines. Headlines Taiwan’s monitoring indicators signaled steady growth in August after five straight months of sluggish growth.The composite index of monitoring indicators for August […]

Han Kuo-yu comes out for a KMT wet T-shirt event–Taiwan Report News Brief transcript

Summary: Welcome to the Kaohsiung mayoral byelection pre-election special. I watched the rallies so you didn’t have to, and the KMT’s turned out a mess. I also go into what to watch for in the results in Saturday’s byelection. But, up first, some headlines. Headlines Taiwan’s official statistics bureau has lowered its forecast for the […]

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 […]

Fraud, gangsters and the criminal diaspora–Taiwan Report News Brief transcript

Coronavirus updates The Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) said Wednesday that it plans to relax its COVID-19 control measures on trains and domestic flights after June 7, as the disease has been slowing in Taiwan.Passengers taking Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) and High Speed Rail (HSR) trains will still be required to have their temperatures […]