ICRT’s Taiwan This Week

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ICRT’s Taiwan This Week, May 7

ICRT’s Taiwan This Week, hosted by Gavin Phipps with Taiwan Report’s Sean Su and Courtney Donovan Smith https://player.soundon.fm/p/072443e0-ac1a-417f-b6db-f9cfc4a0a372/episodes/0124ee39-577a-4e0b-a054-312e8fc9ef9d

Taiwan Headlines, Food Delivery Driver Union? 4/21

The Japanese de-facto embassy raises the flag at a curious time. TSMC and Foxconn are making bold moves toward world domination. Food delivery drivers are to be offered to join a union, but will heavy traffic nix it?

Taiwan Headlines, Apr. 17, 2021

The Hualien District Prosecutors Office has indicted seven for offenses related to the Taroko Express train crash on April 2 that killed 49 people and injured more than 200 others.The driver of the crane truck, who also owns a construction company, was indicted for negligence resulting in death and property damage, causing an accident involving […]

Taiwan Headlines, Apr. 12, 2021

As the headline on Focus Taiwan put it: “Taiwan’s interior ministry prods KMT to change party emblem.”In a keynote report submitted to the Legislature’s Internal Administration Committee in response to a motion passed by the legislature in January, the ministry urged the KMT to alter its emblem.It said times have changed, to help the public […]

Taiwan Headlines, Apr. 11, 2021

According to the Centers for Disease Control, those needing to travel abroad should be able to buy a COVID-19 vaccine by the end of this month at the earliest.An expected 5,000 to 10,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine are to be set aside for purchase by those with a specified need to travel–though they haven’t […]

Taiwan Headlines, Apr. 5, 2021

The shipment of the first batch of nearly 200,000 COVID-19 vaccines allocated to Taiwan through the global vaccine sharing program COVAX has arrived.1.02 million doses of AstraZeneca have been allocated to Taiwan through COVAX.On March 3, Taiwan took delivery of its first batch of vaccines: 117,000 doses purchased directly from AstraZeneca rather than through COVAX.Rollout […]

Taiwan Headlines, Apr. 4, 2021

Taiwan experienced its worse train accident in decades on April 2, when a Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) express train hit a crane truck on the track near the entrance to the Qingshui Tunnel in Hualien County.The first five carriages of the Taroko Express derailed and piled up inside the narrow, single-track tunnel, killing 50 people […]

Taiwan Headlines, Mar. 26, 2021

Central Taiwan will be on “red” water alert. Digital ministry proposal. Big infrastructure budget. Economy “red” hot. KMT’s Hung supports PRC propaganda channel. MAC survey. Paraguay, Palau pressured to drop Taiwan. Taiwan supports anti-PRC united front. Lithuania wants trade office.