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 […]

Additional Comments on Dependency and the Illusion of Safety in Taipei Times today

So I am in the Taipei Times today, responding to several pieces on semiconductors and Taiwan. Some people out there seem to be thinking semiconductor strengths make Taiwan strong, but I just can’t see that in history. Some stuff I wanted to comment on: The policy of attacking Russia was pursued despite warnings from military […]