Taiwan Brief: KMT women own central Taiwan, transcript

The very first primary of the 2022 electoral season was just completed recently.Using opinion polling, the KMT chose sitting lawmaker Hsu Shu-hua as their candidate for Nantou County Commissioner, whose incumbent will be term-limited out.Unless you’re the Froze, you’re probably thinking who cares about Nantou, and who the heck is she?Hsu Shu-hua was frequently the […]

Taiwan Brief: 3Q Sacked, Freddy Lim next? (transcript)

So, Chen Po-wei (aka 3Q), the only legislator from the Taiwan Statebuilding Party got sacked in a recall vote in the Taichung 2 electoral constituency.This is the third of the so-called “revenge” recalls launched by the pan-blue camp following the successful recall of Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu.Chen was very active in that recall campaign, and […]

ICRT Weekly Central Taiwan News Report transcript

Taichung mayor back at work following surgery Taichung Mayor Lu Shiow-yen arrived for work, and addressed reporters and the City Council from a wheelchair following hip surgery.Describing it as an old injury, she said she decided to have the surgery on the advice of doctors and to “get it over and done with.”Her vice mayor […]

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 […]

Taiwan Quick Take: Han Kuo-yu`s stunning deep blue gaffes on 228

Speaking at a ceremony memorializing the 228 massacre on Friday, Kaohsiung Mayor and former KMT presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu made two gaffes that could only be described as very deep blue.  The ceremony was meant to honour the victims of the massacre at the hands of the then KMT-led Republic of China (ROC) government in […]