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 […]
ICRT’s Taiwan This Week, with Gavin Phipps and Taiwan Report’s Sean Su and Donovan Smith
ICRT’s Taiwan This Week, with Gavin Phipps and Taiwan Report’s Sean Su and Courtney Donovan Smith https://player.soundon.fm/p/072443e0-ac1a-417f-b6db-f9cfc4a0a372/episodes/4d08d36d-101f-491b-9562-32e6728d95f9
Taiwan Headlines, Mar. 6, 2021
Irrigation agency to pray to Matsu. Pandemic toll hits 10, domestic vaccines could start production in July. Chen Po-wei recall passes first hurdle. Jaw vows to train 1000 influencers. KMT fights irrigation nationalization. Mixed news on NSP. Guam removes Taiwan from “Greater China”. US Indo-pac commander worried. Chinese Premier speaks on Taiwan.
Taiwan Headlines, Mar. 4, 2021
Jaw attacks Tsai administration over China. Sean Lien mulls KMT chair run. Government to subsidize 5G base stations. Taiwan’s economy nears overheating. Australia supports Taiwan pineapple. White House calls Taiwan “critical security partner”. Congress bill to diplomatically recognize Taiwan introduced.
Taiwan Headlines, Mar. 3, 2021
Taiwan has received its first batch of AstraZeneca vaccines at Taoyuan International Airport from the COVAX allocation program. Today, Wednesday March 3rd, is the first day without headlines featuring Jaw Shaw-kong in weeks appearing on my feed of local news reports.While I don’t think it is happening quite yet, I will be watching to see […]
Taiwan Headlines, Feb. 27, 2021
Matsu Pilgrimage gets Matsu’s goahead. DPP suspends 3 lawmakers amid factional fight. Legislator Su quits DPP over SOGO case, but raises suspicions. Unemployment down, retail sales up. Hong Kongers moving in, but not one pro-communist family. China halts pineapple imports.
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 […]
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.