Taiwan Headlines, Feb. 25, 2021

The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has announced that Taiwan will partially lift restrictions on the entry of foreign visitors starting from March 1, as well as allow transit flights through Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport.Under the new policy, foreign nationals without residency permits will be allowed to enter Taiwan for reasons excluding tourism, as long […]

ICRT’s Weekly Central Taiwan News Report, Feb. 24–transcript

Hope for the MRT to resume trials Throughout the Lunar New Year holiday tests on the Taichung Green Line continued, but without passengers.In the place of passengers, one of each of the two-carriage trains was assigned to carry 1,080 sandbags, each weighing 30 kilograms, to replicate the train carrying a maximum capacity of 536 passengers.All […]

Taiwan Headlines, Feb. 24, 2021

Chinese children of locals get reprieve. Water crisis could get worse. Wage gap declines again. Co-organizer pulls out of 228 event due to Ma invite. Jaw calls for parliamentary system. NDC to figure out what “digital talent” is. Ma accuses US of infringing ROC sovereignty. WTO rep meets US counterpart.

Taiwan Headlines, Feb. 22, 2021

Foreigners to be allowed back in and vaccines are coming. Chiang announced he’ll run for KMT chair, but not president. KMT not looking good in Taoyuan. Ko joins KMT forum. KMT referendums on track. Su’s popularity dips. Intelligence officers indicted. Hon Hai has vehicles on the way. DGBAS predicts GDP boom, but NT$ problems.

Taiwan Headlines, Feb. 20, 2021

Rapid COVID vaccination efficacy test developed. TSMC ahead of schedule on 3nm. Amazon teams up with Foxconn in India. Mayor quits KMT. Big bucks for buses. KMT objects to NCC over Jaw. Space agency on the way. Biden team wants chips fast.

Taiwan Headlines, Feb. 19, 2021 (Late Edition)

Coalition marches on 228, calls for liquidation of KMT. NDC predicts strong growth. Major shakeup of national security team. Taiwan welcomes new WTO head. Trouble in the Senkakus. US support for WHO entry. Taiwan Invasion Prevention Act is back.

Taiwan Headlines, Feb. 19 2021

BioNTech reverses position on Taiwan vaccines. Johnny Chiang on Time’s 100 Next list. Jaw making statements. Han Kuo-yu has secret meetings. Chang Ya-chung joins KMT chair race. Wu Sz-huai makes unpopular statements, again. Ministry of Digital Development proposed to legislature. Big funding for pork industry.

Taiwan Headlines, Feb. 18

Water crisis worsening. German company stiffs Taiwan on vaccines. Ma comments provoke ire. TVBS local leaders poll. Gold Cards up. KMT, DPP clash on constitutional reform. Coast Guard goes big on Taiwan. Domestic military production up. Hsiao Bi-khim gets pithy.