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Taiwan Report covers the important stories that affect Taiwan and is hosted by veterans of Taiwan news and politics since 2019. Almost every day we give you perspectives on Taiwan along with transcripts and stories we love. New shows are coming all the time.

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Taiwan Brief: KMT Taoyuan pick shocks, provokes intense backlash across Taiwan
Eric Chu announces the KMT Taoyuan mayoral candidate will be Simon Chang, and everyone immediately goes into shock. Outrage in the KMT is spreading across Taiwan, and Chu has managed to infuriate almost everyone with this move. More Podcasts at www.report.tw or anchor.fm/taiwanreport and consider sponsoring us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/taiwanreport Taiwan Brief is a Taiwan political news show with analysis and context, providing the listener with a better understanding of Taiwan, especially in politics and foreign affairs.
12:50
May 24, 2022
Taiwan Brief: The long, slow burning issues eroding CCP supremacy
Part 2 of this series on the stability of party-state rule in Xi’s China looks at how long-standing issues could erode public tolerance of the Chinese Communist Party regime and building pressure that has been mounting for years. More Podcasts at www.report.tw or anchor.fm/taiwanreport and consider sponsoring us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/taiwanreport Taiwan Brief is a Taiwan political news show with analysis and context, providing the listener with a better understanding of Taiwan, especially in politics and foreign affairs.
19:33
May 04, 2022
Taiwan Brief: Could Chinese confidence in the CCP collapse?
Part 1 of this series on the possibility of party-state collapse in China examines public confidence in the Chinese Communist Party's competence in their abilities to handle crises based on events over the last few years. More Podcasts at www.report.tw or anchor.fm/taiwanreport and consider sponsoring us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/taiwanreport Taiwan Brief is a Taiwan political news show with analysis and context, providing the listener with a better understanding of Taiwan, especially in politics and foreign affairs.
12:39
May 02, 2022
Taiwan Brief: The Taiwan Territorial Defense Force needs you
In this part two, I go way beyond the original proposal for a territorial defence force featuring armed “young men and women”, and explore whole-of-society needs and requirements and propose further cadres or auxiliaries to prepare for war More Podcasts at www.report.tw or anchor.fm/taiwanreport and consider sponsoring us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/taiwanreport Taiwan Brief is a Taiwan political news show with analysis and context, providing the listener with a better understanding of Taiwan, especially in politics and foreign affairs.
09:17
April 27, 2022
Taiwan Brief: Towards a truly terrifying Taiwan Territorial Defense Force
Forget the reserves, a territorial defense force is needed to prepare for a civilian insurgency. In this two part series we explore a recent War on the Rocks proposal for just that: An armed & trained group of “young men & women” More Podcasts at www.report.tw or anchor.fm/taiwanreport and consider sponsoring us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/taiwanreport Taiwan Brief is a Taiwan political news show with analysis and context, providing the listener with a better understanding of Taiwan, especially in politics and foreign affairs.
09:42
April 22, 2022
Taiwan Brief – Chen Shih-chung puzzles press over Taipei mayor run, Lin grins and ducks
With Taiwan’s media completely Taipei-dominated, it’s no surprise that Taipei mayors often become president … and they obsess over the Taipei mayoral race. Chen Shih-chung and Lin Chia-lung are the two most widely tipped candidates, but a dark horse has just joined… More Podcasts at www.report.tw or anchor.fm/taiwanreport and consider sponsoring us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/taiwanreport Taiwan Brief is a Taiwan political news show with analysis and context, providing the listener with a better understanding of Taiwan, especially in politics and foreign affairs.
14:42
March 07, 2022
Taiwan Brief – Can the Taiwan People's Party overtake the KMT?
Recent polling has the TPP overtaking the KMT, leading many to speculate they’ll outmuscle the KMT to become the #2 political party. Not so fast: They won’t in 2022, and in 2024 it is a long shot, but still possible. More Podcasts at www.report.tw or anchor.fm/taiwanreport and consider sponsoring us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/taiwanreport Taiwan Brief is a Taiwan political news show with analysis and context, providing the listener with a better understanding of Taiwan, especially in politics and foreign affairs.
14:59
March 05, 2022
Taiwan Brief – Hou Yu-ih's manifesto and the future of Taiwan politics
Hou Yu-ih targets a national audience, bucking party & politics with a personal & political manifesto, to the fury of many in the KMT. He clearly intends to get his name known for a different brand of politics before 2024’s presidential race. Associated Article: (Coming Later) More Podcasts at www.report.tw or anchor.fm/taiwanreport and consider sponsoring us on Patreon. Taiwan Report News Brief is a Taiwan political news show with analysis and context, providing the listener with a better understanding of Taiwan, especially in politics and foreign affairs.
15:37
January 04, 2022
Taiwan Brief – Will Freddy Lim survive the recall?
Comparisons to the Chen Po-wei recall abound, but Lim has some key differences that may see him through. He’s less combative & there is no Black Faction mobilizing votes against him like in Taichung. However, more support recalling him than don’t. Associated Article: https://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/4392123 More Podcasts at www.report.tw or anchor.fm/taiwanreport and consider sponsoring us on Patreon. Taiwan Report News Brief is a Taiwan political news show with analysis and context, providing the listener with a better understanding of Taiwan, especially in politics and foreign affairs.
07:45
January 02, 2022
Taiwan Brief – DPP makes major merger moves over Hsinchu, but not Changhua
In spite of Changhua’s plans to upgrade to special municipality are far more advanced, the Tsai administration’s enthusiasm is focused on Hsinchu. What is going on here? Associated Article: https://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/4388228 More Podcasts at www.report.tw or anchor.fm/taiwanreport and consider sponsoring us on Patreon. Taiwan Report News Brief is a Taiwan political news show with analysis and context, providing the listener with a better understanding of Taiwan, especially in politics and foreign affairs.
07:00
December 29, 2021
Taiwan Brief – Taichung 2 by-election: the powerful Yen clan is under siege
A crucial by-election could fell the most famous political patronage factional family in the country, or not–but shockingly, the press is going after the clan with abandon like never before. Associated Article: https://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/4387267 More Podcasts at www.report.tw or anchor.fm/taiwanreport and consider sponsoring us on Patreon. Taiwan Report News Brief is a Taiwan political news show with analysis and context, providing the listener with a better understanding of Taiwan, especially in politics and foreign affairs.
08:15
December 29, 2021
Taiwan Brief – Key background, Taiwan's patronage factions
The factions still exist and influence politics, but their power is on the wane. But what are these patronage factions, what do they do and how did they come into being? More Podcasts at www.report.tw or anchor.fm/taiwanreport and consider sponsoring us on Patreon. Taiwan Report News Brief is a Taiwan political news show with analysis and context, providing the listener with a better understanding of Taiwan, especially in politics and foreign affairs.
10:23
December 29, 2021
Taiwan Brief – On the referendums Eric Chu lost. Hou Yu-ih won.
In spite of the narrative, the KMT actually did well in the referendums–but Eric Chu will take the blunt of the blame for losing all four. Hou Yu-ih used this issue to finally stake his place on the national stage. More Podcasts at www.report.tw or anchor.fm/taiwanreport and consider sponsoring us on Patreon. Taiwan Report News Brief is a Taiwan political news show with analysis and context, providing the listener with a better understanding of Taiwan, especially in politics and foreign affairs.
10:13
December 21, 2021
Taiwan Brief – Referendums steeped in irony
The referendum votes are Saturday, & we explore the political context in which they arose & the deep ironies in all of this. We also examine the potential fallout for the DPP & KMT, & why the KMT probably has more to lose. More Podcasts at www.report.tw or anchor.fm/taiwanreport and consider sponsoring us on Patreon. Taiwan Report News Brief is a Taiwan political news show with analysis and context, providing the listener with a better understanding of Taiwan, especially in politics and foreign affairs.
18:51
December 17, 2021
Taiwan Brief – Nicaragua cuts ties. Good riddance.
An ostensibly left authoritarian state switched diplomatic recognition to China. Surprise, surprise. It’s not a bad thing for Taiwan, in spite of reducing diplomatic partners to 14. It better aligns Tsai’s vision of Taiwan’s place in the world with reality. Article: https://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/4376645 More Podcasts at www.report.tw or anchor.fm/taiwanreport and consider sponsoring us on Patreon. Taiwan Report News Brief is a Taiwan political news show with analysis and context, providing the listener with a better understanding of Taiwan, especially in politics and foreign affairs.
17:09
December 17, 2021
Taiwan Context – "Boston" Paul Davis
"Boston" Paul Davis has been a trailblazer in Taiwan's art & music scene. Previously a cop, today, he is known for founding LUVstock, organizing parties, as a musician, as co-owner of the live music venue The Refuge, and as a photographer. All our podcasts from now on are at https://anchor.fm/taiwanreport As always, follow along with the news and get the latest shows, and more at our website Report.tw
36:46
November 16, 2021
Taiwan Brief – KMT women own central Taiwan
Taichung, Changhua and Yunlin are run by first-term KMT women, and Nantou’s KMT has chosen a woman for their candidate for commissioner, meaning in 2022 all of central Taiwan’s KMT candidates will be women. Why are they so dominant? More Podcasts at www.report.tw or anchor.fm/taiwanreport and consider sponsoring us on Patreon. Taiwan Report News Brief is a Taiwan political news show with analysis and context, providing the listener with a better understanding of Taiwan, especially in politics and foreign affairs.
09:21
November 10, 2021
Taiwan Brief – 3Q Sacked, Freddy Lim next?
Taiwan Statebuilding Party’s Chen Po-wei sacked in a recall, but how? And why was the turnout so massively high? What happens next in that district with the Yen clan in disarray? Finally, what about Freddy Lim, whose recall is next? More Podcasts at www.report.tw or anchor.fm/taiwanreport and consider sponsoring us on Patreon. Taiwan Report News Brief is a Taiwan political news show with analysis and context, providing the listener with a better understanding of Taiwan, especially in politics and foreign affairs.
14:19
November 07, 2021
Taiwan Context – Snowball for Good with Colin-Kirk Hodge
Shopping is often done without much thought in spite of the money often going to repressive activities by the PRC. Co-founder Colin-Kirk Hodge and the Snowball Community are building a website letting consumers know what ties products have to China. Please support Snowball for Good at www.snowballforgood.com Note: An audio fix was made where Donovan came in a bit low in the latter half of the episode. We apologize for the inconvenience.
30:03
October 27, 2021
Taiwan Brief – Porn's potential to disrupt politics
3 have been arrested for “deepfake” porn targeting local celebrities...and local politicians like Huang Jie and Kao Chia-yu. Though these weren’t political, in today’s highly polarized political climate, this could be weaponized in frightening and unpredictable ways. More Podcasts at www.report.tw or anchor.fm/taiwanreport and consider sponsoring us on Patreon. Taiwan Report News Brief is a Taiwan political news show with analysis and context, providing the listener with a better understanding of Taiwan, especially in politics and foreign affairs.
05:00
October 22, 2021
Taiwan Brief – The KMT just got Chu'd up badly
KMT chair race ends, & the winner is off to an abysmal start, rejecting his own stances & issuing a direct insult to Taiwan’s voters. If this is a sign of things to come, he and the KMT are in serious trouble. More Podcasts at www.report.tw or anchor.fm/taiwanreport and consider sponsoring us on Patreon. Taiwan Report News Brief is a Taiwan political news show with analysis and context, providing the listener with a better understanding of Taiwan, especially in politics and foreign affairs.
21:37
September 29, 2021
Taiwan Brief – The critical KMT chair race, Part 5
The KMT chair race has been totally upended as Chang Ya-chung roars into contention! The KMT had their second debate, which was wild, unpredictable, chaotic, weird, informative, entertaining and downright shocking on many levels. The race is now totally unpredictable. More Podcasts at www.report.tw or anchor.fm/taiwanreport and consider sponsoring us on Patreon. Taiwan Report News Brief is a Taiwan political news show with analysis and context, providing the listener with a better understanding of Taiwan, especially in politics and foreign affairs.
29:29
September 24, 2021
Taiwan Headlines - Politicians and their handles
In a bit of a change of pace, in this episode we look into a lighter subject: The role of social media in local politics, and the amusing handles some politicians have taken.
11:47
September 14, 2021
Taiwan Brief – The critical KMT chair race, Part 4
Last show examined the KMT candidates, and this show looks at the state of the race, what polling shows, endorsements, hints of direction change and what might be key to winning--and who has the best chance of pulling it off. More Podcasts at www.report.tw or anchor.fm/taiwanreport and consider sponsoring us on Patreon. Taiwan Report News Brief is a Taiwan political news show with analysis and context, providing the listener with a better understanding of Taiwan, especially in politics and foreign affairs.
21:57
September 10, 2021
Taiwan Brief – The critical KMT chair race, Part 3
Part Three: We now know the candidates for KMT chair. To spare you the suffering, I watched both candidate registrations and presentations, the debate and scoured local media and their social media accounts to bring you a deep dive on the candidates. More Podcasts at www.report.tw or anchor.fm/taiwanreport and consider sponsoring us on Patreon. Taiwan Report News Brief is a Taiwan political news show with analysis and context, providing the listener with a better understanding of Taiwan, especially in politics and foreign affairs.
14:58
September 07, 2021
Taiwan Context w/Felicia Lin of Talking Taiwan
Felicia Lin is the Canadian/American-Taiwanese host of possibly the longest-running Taiwan-related podcast who has interviewed a powerful lineup of interesting people. She is also working on a biography of Su Beng, revolutionary, lifelong Taiwan independence activist and author.
37:40
August 24, 2021
Radioactive Taiwan Part 1 (Now a Finalist for the People's Choice Podcast Awards!)
This is a part 1 of Radioactive Taiwan, a People's Choice Podcast Awards Finalist for 2021 (we may still win, who knows?). When President Jimmy Carter de-recognized Taiwan, the American military radio station that broadcast to American soldiers and thousands of Taiwanese had to leave Taiwan. American businessmen demanded that the Taiwan government authorize an English-language radio station … and International Community Radio Taipei (ICRT) was born. ICRT became an active, community minded radio station, that worked with the people of Taiwan, to internationalize the country. Taiwan's youth were experiencing a cultural, economic and political awakening that coincided with ICRT's birth.ABOUT: Radioactive Taiwan is an audio story of how International Community Radio Taipei covered sensitive political topics at a time when Taiwan was still under martial law. ICRT gave a voice to the opposition party and Dangwai movement, ideas that were banned or poorly covered by most of the pro-government media at the time. Find us at www.report.tw
06:42
August 17, 2021
Taiwan Brief – The critical KMT chair race, Part 2
Part two: we look at three candidates rumoured to enter the race: Sean Lien, Dan Han Kuo-yu and Eric Chu. Also three other players who might join: Hau Lung-pin, Chou Hsi-wei and Ma Ying-jeou. And who CCP might prefer. More Podcasts at www.report.tw or anchor.fm/taiwanreport and consider sponsoring us on Patreon. Taiwan Report News Brief is a show of news with analysis and context, providing the listener with a better understanding of Taiwan, especially in politics and foreign affairs.
18:18
August 03, 2021
Taiwan Brief – The critical KMT chair race, Part 1
This KMT chair race is hugely consequential, and will impact the future of not just the party, but Taiwan’s democracy. In part 1, we look at why it’s important, and the already declared candidates. More Podcasts at www.report.tw or anchor.fm/taiwanreport and consider sponsoring us on Patreon. Taiwan Report News Brief is a show of news with analysis and context, providing the listener with a better understanding of Taiwan, especially in politics and foreign affairs.
17:48
July 31, 2021
Taiwan Headlines - Love from Lithuania, Canada and US
NOTE: This episode was recorded 6 days ago and was only published now due to technical problems. Taiwan is to establish a “Taiwanese Representative Office in Lithuania” and CCP flips out. Halifax defense and security forum to meet in Taipei. US military plane lands with package for new AIT head Oudkirk, and CCP flips out again.
07:14
July 27, 2021
Taiwan Headlines - KMT's Vaccine Politics
Three KMT-run counties and KMT want to buy vaccines, government says no. What’s curious is who is behind it, and who isn’t. KMT also suing Health Minister and CECC head Chen and head of the FDA over local vaccine approval.
07:49
July 24, 2021
Taiwan Headlines - TPP closes in on KMT in polling
Neither the DPP nor the CEC are doing the KMT any favours. Polling shows DPP and KMT continue to lose support, but lost supporters aren’t to ‘no party’, but other parties--and TPP is now less than 3% behind the KMT.
05:59
July 20, 2021
Taiwan Context – Taiwan in the 80s
Michael Turton and Donovan Smith both arrived as young lads in the late 80s, when Taiwan was a one-party state under the KMT. They discuss their early impressions of Taiwan politics & life in a key transitional period in Taiwan’s history.
42:24
July 11, 2021
Taiwan Headlines - July 5: Ko P and the Deep Blues
A recent My Formosa poll showed the demographic with strongest “faith in” Ko P came from...deep blues! That’s striking considering Ko pitches himself as a centrist. However, a just-released video suggests Ko may now be pitching himself to those voters.
06:14
July 05, 2021
Taiwan Headlines - July 4: More election warring
New information has surfaced on subject of yesterday’s show: warring over elections. EY absentee voting proposal is only for referendums, and KMT & DPP appear to be politicking on whether it will apply in December. Chen’s recall date is now “tentative”. Important people involved: Jessica Chen (陳玉珍), Cheng Li-wun (鄭麗文), Chen Po-wei (陳柏惟)
06:03
July 04, 2021
Taiwan Headlines - July 3, Warring over Elections
The third “revenge recall” is set for Taiwan Statebuilding Party lawmaker Chen Po-wei for Aug. 28--but the Aug. 28 referendums were bumped to December. KMT continues to push for absentee ballots, and shockingly the Executive Yuan will propose a draft.
07:52
July 04, 2021
Taiwan Headlines - July 2, Covid and the KMT
This week saw a break in the trend of Monday having the lowest Covid case count. KMT raises death rate questions. KMT figures jump the vaccine queue, but a DPP accusation doesn’t hold up. Miaoli lifts lockdown on foreign workers.
05:44
July 02, 2021
Taiwan Report News Brief – DPP Factions
Since the beginning, the DPP has had factions. They've been quiet recently, but are by no means gone. We look into where they came from, who they are, what they're up to, and where they're going. More Podcasts at www.report.tw or anchor.fm/taiwanreport and consider sponsoring us on Patreon. Taiwan Report News Brief is a show of news with analysis and context, providing the listener with a better understanding of Taiwan, especially in politics and foreign affairs.
11:12
June 12, 2021
Taiwan Report News Brief – Taiwan's two youth uprisings and voter turnout, Part 3
Eminent political scientist Nathan Batto posted figures showing that youth turnout in the 2020 election was dramatically higher than in 2016, right after the Sunflower Movement. How could that be!? We delve into it and more in this three-part series. More Podcasts at www.report.tw or anchor.fm/taiwanreport and consider sponsoring us on Patreon. Taiwan Report News Brief is a show of news with analysis and context, providing the listener with a better understanding of Taiwan, especially in politics and foreign affairs.
10:50
June 08, 2021
Taiwan Report News Brief – Taiwan's two youth uprisings and voter turnout, Part 2
Eminent political scientist Nathan Batto posted figures showing that youth turnout in the 2020 election was dramatically higher than in 2016, right after the Sunflower Movement. How could that be!? We delve into it and more in this three-part series. More Podcasts at www.report.tw or anchor.fm/taiwanreport and consider sponsoring us on Patreon. Taiwan Report News Brief is a show of news with analysis and context, providing the listener with a better understanding of Taiwan, especially in politics and foreign affairs.
09:03
June 06, 2021
Taiwan Report News Brief – Taiwan's two youth uprisings and voter turnout, Part 1
Eminent political scientist Nathan Batto posted figures showing that youth turnout in the 2020 election was dramatically higher than in 2016, right after the Sunflower Movement. How could that be!? We delve into it and more in this three-part series. More Podcasts at www.report.tw or anchor.fm/taiwanreport and consider sponsoring us on Patreon. Taiwan Report News Brief is a show of news with analysis and context, providing the listener with a better understanding of Taiwan, especially in politics and foreign affairs.
07:43
June 04, 2021
Taiwan Report News Brief – Covid conundrums
After largely having kept Covid at bay up til now, it’s now here. We look at how it happened, where the government got it right and wrong, poor media coverage, and how things are shaping up going forward. More Podcasts at www.report.tw or anchor.fm/taiwanreport and consider sponsoring us on Patreon. Taiwan Report News Brief is a show of news with analysis and context, providing the listener with a better understanding of Taiwan, especially in politics and foreign affairs.
11:52
May 22, 2021
Taiwan Report News Brief – Taiwan's gridiocy problem (Fixed Audio)
Taiwan's electric grid once again failed this week, causing rolling blackouts across the country. Unfortunately, this problem isn't new, and it has national security implications, which we explore in this edition of the show as well as Taipower's poor record. Note 1 : This episode comes 4 days late from recording, ironically in part due to the rolling blackouts in this story. Note 2: There was an audio problem, fixed in this rerelease. As always, all English articles used in the Report are linked to on our website Report.tw. Taiwan Report News Brief is a show of news with analysis and context, providing the listener with a better understanding of Taiwan, especially in politics and foreign affairs.
06:32
May 17, 2021
Taiwan Report News Brief – US-Taiwan Relations Part III
This is part three of a three-part series based on my lecture at Tunghai University. This part starts in 2020, covers Taiwan’s rise on the world stage, the 2020 election and Biden’s first hundred days in relation to Taiwan. As always, all English articles used in the Report are linked to on our website Report.tw. Taiwan Report News Brief is a show of news with analysis and context, providing the listener with a better understanding of Taiwan, especially in politics and foreign affairs.
20:14
May 12, 2021
Taiwan Report News Brief – US-Taiwan Relations Part II
This is part two of a three-part series based on my lecture at Tunghai University. This part gives background from the cutting of diplomatic relations in 1979 through the end of the Trump era to provide context on current relations. As always, all English articles used in the Report are linked to on our website Report.tw. Taiwan Report News Brief is a show of news with analysis and context, providing the listener with a better understanding of Taiwan, especially in politics and foreign affairs.
13:20
May 12, 2021
Taiwan Report News Brief – US-Taiwan Relations Part I
This is part one of a three-part series based on my lecture at Tunghai University. This part gives the background from World War II to the cutting of diplomatic relations in 1979 to provide context on current relations. As always, all English articles used in the Report are linked to on our website Report.tw. Taiwan Report News Brief is a show of news with analysis and context, providing the listener with a better understanding of Taiwan, especially in politics and foreign affairs.
12:16
May 08, 2021
Taiwan Report News Brief – Fighting Chinese Influence
Recent developments show Taiwan is attempting to tackle PRC influence, but the approach is slow, haphazard, poorly implemented. We look at some new moves by the government, and two recent cases that show they haven’t been terribly effective so far. As always, all English articles used in the Report are linked to on our website Report.tw.  Taiwan Report News Brief is a show of news with analysis and context, providing the listener with a better understanding of Taiwan, especially in politics and foreign affairs.
12:53
May 01, 2021
Taiwan Report News Brief – Ko P's Identity Issues
The TPP and Ko Wen-je remain a force in Taiwan’s politics, but challenges remain to break into the big leagues. We look at their recent moves, chances going forward, and Ko’s recent moves that blew up in his face politically. As always, all English articles used in the Report are linked to on our website Report.tw. Taiwan Report News Brief is a show of news with analysis and context, providing the listener with a better understanding of Taiwan, especially in politics and foreign affairs.
14:52
April 28, 2021
Taiwan Headlines - Apr. 21 Food Delivery Driver Union?
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? Transcript: https://report.tw/headlines-apr-21-food-delivery-driver-union/
07:03
April 22, 2021
Taiwan Headlines - April 17, 2021
Seven indicted over train crash and transport minister Lin is resigning and heading back to Taichung. The European trade office director slams the KMT...at a KMT event. The Canadian government is humiliated after bullying on China's behalf. Transcript: https://report.tw/taiwan-headlines-apr-17-2021/
07:20
April 17, 2021
Taiwan Headlines - April 12, 2021
KMT scoffs at MOI suggestion to change emblem, accuses DPP of distracting from train crash. Government puts on brave face as drought deepens. GDP growth predictions stellar, time to crack open the XO? New West Asia Formosa Club founded.
05:54
April 12, 2021
Taiwan Headlines - April 11, 2021
Vaccines for travel abroad on horizon. Babies now a luxury item. Defence of Pratas upped. Twitter supports #MilkTeaAlliance, unlike Facebook and Google. Canada bullies forum on behalf of CCP. India-Taiwan ties improving, but denies helping Taiwan in Paraguay.
06:03
April 12, 2021
Digital Metropolis - Formosan Business Support Director Manuel Zehr - Renewable Energy
In this episode we talk to Manuel Zehr about Taiwan's renewable energy ambitions, the prospectus of offshore wind, and urban energy requirements. Each nation across the world continues to tackle their own metabolic requirements, one that goes continues to grow exponentially. We consider the implications of micro, regional , and global grids on geopolitics and urban sustainability.
42:32
April 07, 2021
Taiwan Headlines - April 5, 2021
COVAX vaccines arrive. Legal challenge to one remaining marriage equality barrier. Hsinta power plant to go coal-free. White Wolf subpoenaed over "red troops" recruit. BBC China correspondent comes here. Support from Belgium and France. North Korea isn't developing Taiwan's submarines. Transcript: https://report.tw/taiwan-headlines-apr-5-2021/
06:44
April 06, 2021
Taiwan Headlines - April 4, 2021
Worst train wreck in decades. Water cut two days a week in Central Taiwan. Mortality rate drops 30%. Short-term property sales taxes upped. Questions on transitional justice. Lots more great business news. PLAAF incursions spiking. WHO takes Taiwan cash. Transcript: https://report.tw/taiwan-headlines-apr-4-2021/
07:10
April 06, 2021
Taiwan Headlines - March 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. Transcript here: https://report.tw/taiwan-headlines-mar-26-2021/
07:23
March 26, 2021
Taiwan Headlines - March 25, 2021
A public opinion poll has some interesting results with superficially contradictory results. Jaw Shaw-kong is making some unusual moves and stoking speculation on him and Dan Han. F-5 fighters in another crash. Taiwan's economy continues to boom, setting more records.
06:42
March 25, 2021
Taiwan Headlines - March 22, 2021
Referendums picking up momentum. Polling turns up some interesting results, most think the US wants to "exploit" Taiwan. MOEA warns on water. Lithuanian elites establish pro-Taiwan group. New MAC head wants to reach out to PRC, but they slap back. Transcript at: https://report.tw/taiwan-headlines-mar-22-2021/
06:50
March 22, 2021
Taiwan Headlines - March 20, 2021
Vaccines to launch. Taiwan tops 1000 cases. Big budget for water infrastructure. MND wants far-strike capabilities. MOFA expands Europe education ties. PRC bullying in space. NPOs easier to open. US-Japan worry on Taiwan Strait. PRC tries to bully French senator.
05:53
March 20, 2021
Taiwan Context – Singing Business
Michael Turton interviews Michael Klein. Klein is a long-time resident of Taiwan. A singer and songwriter, a musician with years of professional experience, and a professional sound engineer, he runs a trading company specializing in metal parts. Michael Klein shares his insights on doing business in Taiwan, cultural differences, and his time as a musician and singer.
44:01
March 19, 2021
Taiwan Headlines - March 13, 2021
Want Want drops FT case. TRA union strike for more working hours. Ma says 1C2S dead. UN map erases Taiwan's gender equality progress. US Indo-pac commander says PRC may attack within six years. Blinken wants trade deal with Taiwan.
07:33
March 13, 2021
Taiwan Headlines - March 13, 2021
Foreign workers get extension. Vaccines near launch. Taichung's MRT to relaunch. Pot penalties reduced for "personal use". Investigators raid companies poaching Taiwan talent. Central Bank admits US may declare Taiwan a "currency manipulator". Pompeo explains why he dropped Taiwan restrictions.
06:23
March 13, 2021
Taiwan Headlines - March 9, 2021
Water reservoirs dangerously low. 43% of women harassed at work. DPP poll shows Eric Chu way ahead to win KMT chair race. Referendums likely a go. China's MOFA says US 'playing with fire' on Taiwan. Taiwan, Palau contemplate "travel bubble".
05:03
March 09, 2021
Taiwan Headlines - March 6, 2021
Irrigation agency to pray to Matsu. Chen Po-wei recall passes first hurdle. Jaw vows to train 1000 influencers. KMT fights irrigation nationalization. Mixed NSP news. Guam removes Taiwan from "Greater China". US Indo-pac commander worried. Chinese Premier speaks on Taiwan.
07:02
March 06, 2021
Taiwan Headlines - March 5, 2021
Court rules same-sex marriage ban on foreign nationals from countries that ban it illegal. Taiwan #6 in economic freedom. Taiwan ties with Eswatini and Somaliland deepen. Lithuania to boost ties. Flanders and Japan support Taiwan. US embassy meet in Japan.
06:47
March 05, 2021
Taiwan Headlines - March 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.
06:30
March 04, 2021
Taiwan Headlines - March 3, 2021
Vaccines have arrived. Will the media obsession with Jaw end soon? Local demand for pineapples thwarts China. Local training fighter begins operational tests. Reuters interviews Johnny Chiang. President Tsai honoured overseas. USTR slams Taiwan trade, in spite of Tsai's efforts.
06:05
March 03, 2021
Taiwan Headlines - March 1, 2021
After China ban, local support for pineapples succeeding. Big budget for referendum. Eric Chu goes on tour. Big AIoT investment. Manufacturing sentiment hits 13-year high. Lawmakers sound alarm on United Front work in indigenous communities. Taiwan supplanting Confucius Institutes.
05:28
March 01, 2021
Taiwan Report News Brief – Transitional Justice, accomplishments and frustration
The Tsai administration embarked on three transitional justice projects in her first term: the Ill-gotten Gains Act, pension reform, and establishing the Transitional Justice Commission. We take a look at what has been accomplished, what hasn't--and the political motivations behind both. While the Tsai administration has accomplished more than all her predecessors combined, there is considerable disappointment and frustration among some at the lack of progress in many areas. We tackle that and more in this edition of Taiwan Report News Brief. As always, all English articles used in the Report are linked to on our website Report.tw. Taiwan Report News Brief is a show of news with analysis and context, providing the listener with a better understanding of Taiwan, especially in politics and foreign affairs.
13:07
February 28, 2021
Taiwan Headlines - February 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.
06:56
February 27, 2021
Taiwan Headlines - February 25, 2021
CECC shuffles around pandemic policies. Premier Su defends "Wuhan pneumonia" usage after Jaw says it dishonours China. Chiang and Ko downplay a KMT-TPP tie-up. TSMC hoarding water. Moody's upbeat on Taiwan. January exports hit record high.
05:24
February 25, 2021
Taiwan Headlines - February 24, 2021
Chinese children of locals get reprieve. Co-organizer pulls out of 228 event due to Ma invite. Jaw calls for parliamentary system. NDC to determine what "digital talent" is. Ma accuses US of infringing ROC sovereignty. WTO rep meets US counterpart.
06:47
February 24, 2021
Taiwan Headlines - February 22, 2021
Foreigners to be allowed back in and vaccines are coming. Chiang announced he'll run for KMT chair, but not president. KMT troubles in Taoyuan. Ko joins KMT forum. Su's popularity dips. Intelligence officers indicted. DGBAS predicts GDP, NT$ up.
06:35
February 23, 2021
Taiwan Headlines - February 20, 2021
Rapid COVID 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.
06:01
February 20, 2021
Taiwan Headlines - February 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.
06:01
February 19, 2021
Taiwan Headlines - February 19, 2021
BioNTech reverses position on vaccines. Johnny Chiang on Time's 100 Next list. Jaw making statements. Han Kuo-yu’s secret meetings. Chang Ya-chung joins KMT chair race. Wu Sz-huai makes unpopular statements, again. Ministry of Digital Development proposed. Big funding for pork.
05:31
February 18, 2021
Taiwan Headlines - February 18, 2021
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.
06:05
February 18, 2021
Taiwan Report News Brief – The world grows dependant on Taiwan's tech giants
Two of Taiwan's tech giants, TSMC and Hon Hai (aka Foxconn) are making moves that could change the planet--and make world economies, production and militaries even more dependant on Taiwan. This has huge national security implications for Taiwan, and makes Taiwan's continued independence crucial for the national security of the free world. As always, all English articles used in the Report are linked to on our website Report.tw. Taiwan Report News Brief is a show of news with analysis and context, providing the listener with a better understanding of Taiwan, especially in politics and foreign affairs.
14:44
February 17, 2021
Taiwan Headlines - February 10, 2021
Taoyuan outbreak not contained. Vaccines are coming. International students to be allowed in. 3Q recall passes first hurdle. Exports boom. President comments on China ties, China lies in return, and Chiang supports Tsai. Prague Mayor slams China, praises Taiwan ties. Transcript here: https://report.tw/taiwan-headlines-feb-10/
06:05
February 10, 2021
Taiwan Report News Brief – Jaw upends the KMT in a big way
Things have taken a dramatic turn in the KMT with the re-emergence of Jaw Shaw-kong. The next KMT chair choice is crucial, leading into 2022 elections and likely their next presidential candidate. We examine the candidates and state of play. As always, all English articles used in the Report are linked to on our website Report.tw. Taiwan Report News Brief is a show of news with analysis and context, providing the listener with a better understanding of Taiwan, especially in politics and foreign affairs.
24:33
February 09, 2021
Taiwan Headlines - February 7, 2021
Huang Jie survives recall. Forex reserves hit record high. Protest against Myanmar coup. CTS, PTS and Homeplus team up to grab Channel 52. US survey shows increasing support for defending Taiwan militarily. Japanese lawmakers call for local Taiwan Relations Act.
06:03
February 07, 2021
Taiwan Headlines - February 5, 2021
New COVID death, two new transmissions. School out for extra days. Childcare subsidies rise. Principal charged with selling Sri Lankans for labour. Military reservists rule changes. Taiwan democracy tops Asia. US Navy in Taiwan Strait. Guyana renegs on Taiwan office.
05:47
February 05, 2021
Taiwan Report News Brief – Huang recall, Jaw, and the White Wolf
Old battle horse Jaw Shaw-kong makes a bid for KMT chair. The White Wolf claims to have young "red troops" for China. The Huang Jie recall vote is this weekend; what does it mean, and how will it go? As always, all English articles used in the Report are linked to on our website Report.tw. Taiwan Report News Brief is a show of news with analysis and context, providing the listener with a better understanding of Taiwan, especially in politics and foreign affairs.
09:33
February 03, 2021
Digital Metropolis - BiiLabs CEO Lman Chu - Blockchain and Trust
As every part of our cities becomes technologically interconnected, the information that flows between them is becoming increasingly more vulnerable. We spoke to Lman Chu, the co-Founder and CEO of BIILabs, who is working to solve critical issues of trust and security for mobility and energy management. The Internet of Things is quickly turning into the Internet of Everything, meaning that data-misidentification and security breaches will become more ubiquitous and catastrophic. 
37:36
February 03, 2021
Taiwan Headlines - February 2, 2021
Pandemic measures continue to grow. DPP lawmakers to take on anthem, constitution. PMI booming. Taiwan second in Asia-Pacific healthcare. Turks caught spying. Taiwan and Poland team up on crime.
04:21
February 02, 2021
Taiwan Report News Brief – Emblem, pollution and polls
A DPP bill speeding up the closure of Taichung Power Plant passes. Taiwanese are becoming more Taiwanese. Virtually no one wants "unification" with China. Party identification is strongly shifting in Taiwan. But up first, the government is pouring cold water on plans to change the national emblem. As always, all English articles used in the Report are linked to on our website Report.tw. Taiwan Report News Brief is a show of news with analysis and context, providing the listener with a better understanding of Taiwan, especially in politics and foreign affairs.
11:26
February 01, 2021
Taiwan Context – Human Rights Defender
Michael Turton interviews Roy Ngerng is a researcher, writer, and activist. He was named a Human Rights Defender by the United Nations for his activism in Singapore. Roy writes on social protection and equality issues and the impact of digitalization on society. He currently works as an Assistant Research Fellow at the Risk Society and Policy Research Center.
45:28
January 31, 2021
Taiwan Headlines - January 30, 2021
One new death from Covid. Four indicted for docking foreign worker's pay. NPP bill asking MOI to investigate national emblem passes. DPP bill to decommission Taichung coal-fired generators passes. GDP growth surpasses China's. More strong words of support from US.
05:53
January 30, 2021
Taiwan Headlines - January 28th, 2021
Recall drive against Kao Min-lin comes up short. New Party and KMT city councillors questioned. New water measures. Google invests big. Chipmakers up automotive chip capacity. The economy is hot. Cyberattacks are up. Military kit revealed. Beijing increasingly talks war.
05:45
January 28, 2021
Taiwan Headlines - January 27th, 2021
Covid cluster grows. Taiwan's population drops. Most are satisfied with job, gender equality. Man eggs CKS statue. Government Chinese IT kit to go. International pressure over automotive chips. Flying squirrel, Yuhan launched into space. PRC belligerence rises. Hsiao Bi-khim quarantined.
06:11
January 27, 2021
Digital Metropolis - Turing Drive Executive Director Stephen Liu - Autonomous Driving and Public Transportation
In this episode, we tackle autonomous driving and public transportation. Joining us is Stephen Liu, executive director of business development at Turing Drive, a Taiwanese company developing self-driving systems. Since 2018, their specially-made domestic electric vehicles have operated more than 18,000 kilometers and carried more than 57,000 passengers. Stephen explains what it is like building urban technology for cities, the challenges in dealing with municipal legislation, and Turin’s intention to expand into the private market.
36:43
January 26, 2021
Taiwan Report News Brief – Biden admin bombshell on Taiwan
The pandemic effect is back in Taiwan, and things are again being canceled. The Biden administration makes previously hidden reassurances to Taiwan official policy, and takes a strong stance. Though Taiwan has removed a major food-based irritant from the US relationship, one remains with Japan. As always, all English articles used in the Report are linked to on our website Report.tw. Taiwan Report News Brief is a show of news with analysis and context, providing the listener with a better understanding of Taiwan, especially in politics and foreign affairs.
09:31
January 25, 2021
Taiwan Headlines - January 23rd, 2021
eID plans suspended. KMT bleeding cash. Nuke referendum on. Exports surge, FDI droops. American business bullish on Taiwan. Bloomberg honours Hsiao Bi-khim. Craft shows support on way out. EU Parliament supports Taiwan.
05:27
January 23, 2021
Taiwan Report News Brief – Biden admin very pro-Taiwan
The Biden administration has finally tipped its hand on Taiwan relations, and it is far stronger, more vocal, more coherent, and pro-Taiwan than even the optimistic foresaw. In this show, we go into those developments, why they are significant, potential pitfalls, and what the future may hold. As always, all English articles used in the Report are linked to on our website Report.tw. Taiwan Report News Brief is a show of news with analysis and context, providing the listener with a better understanding of Taiwan, especially in politics and foreign affairs.
08:13
January 22, 2021
Taiwan Headlines - January 19th, 2021
Coronavirus outbreak grows. Old map in legislature questioned. Large scale corruption in the judiciary. Sunflower activists get reprieve. Ex-presidential spox impeached. Foxconn moving into cars. China will sanction US officials over Taiwan.
04:58
January 19, 2021
Taiwan Report News Brief – US declassifies Framework which calls to defend Taiwan
Wang Hao-yu gets recalled. Enoch Wu to glide to DPP Taipei head, and plans another legislative run. Pompeo lifts guidelines on official contacts with Taiwan, and most analysts get it totally wrong. US declassifies a Framework that includes defending Taiwan. As always, all English articles used in the Report are linked to on our website Report.tw. Taiwan Report News Brief is a daily show of news with analysis and context, providing the listener with a better understanding of Taiwan, especially in politics and foreign affairs.
10:44
January 18, 2021
Taiwan Headlines - January 17th, 2021
Taiwan to launch Flying Squirrel and Yushan into space. DGH chides KMT's pig vehicle. Wang Hao-yu recalled. New domestic coronavirus case. Foreigners get extension. Japan is closing borders. Taiwan's navy to skip port calls. The Journalist moves online. Chunghwa Telecom makes a profit. Crowdfunding soars. Tax target missed. Central bank begs public on US$. Indonesia defers fees decision. CFR warns on war. Tsai talks with US UN ambassader. Taiwan rep meets another US ambassador. Danish lawmakers support Taiwan in WHO.
05:32
January 17, 2021
Taiwan Headlines - January 12th, 2021
Two new domestic coronavirus cases. Central bank investigating speculation. NPP calls for law on eIDs. New missiles can target China's interior. Taiwan rep to Holland invited to US embassy. Craft visit criticized by KMT. Japan office to honor friendship.
04:56
January 12, 2021
Taiwan Headlines - January 11th, 2021
Record exports in 2020. Pingtung to get HSR, Science Park. Govt to spend big to get foreign investment. ROC flag makes appearance at Capitol riot. New passports hit the streets. Two more orgs now called "Chinese Taipei." Pompeo lifts restrictions on official contact.
04:10
January 11, 2021
Taiwan Headlines - January 10th, 2021
Taiwan's population declines. Hon Hai joins car business. Taipei to challenge racto-pork import laws in court. FSC ups whistle-blower rewards tenfold. TutorABC probed over China ties. Japanese like Taiwan. Air Force 10th most powerful. US Ambassador to UN to visit.
05:22
January 10, 2021
Taiwan Context – Bilingual 2030 with Jenna Lynn Cody
Courtney Donovan Smith interviews Jenna Lynn Cody, a teacher trainer in Taiwan who recently finished her Master's degree and is working with the Bilingual 2030 plan. Jenna is here to tell us all about what Bilingual 2030 really means. It's not what many will expect with some genuine surprises. 
52:58
January 08, 2021
Taiwan Headlines - January 7th, 2021
Taiwan's workforce growth anemic. Taiwan ranks high in gender equality. Taiwan launches a "pork dashboard". KMT kicks off mass signature drive. Johnny Chiang doubles down on accusations of Tsai as "authoritarian". A string of positive economic news. No fly policy to UK extended. NCC finds malicious software in local company's China-made smartphones. MAC "shocked" at HK arrests. US Dept of State makes more pro-Taiwan moves.
06:15
January 07, 2021
Taiwan Report News Brief – The continuing decline of the KMT in the polls
New poll shows KMT continues to lose support. 2020 PLAAF incursions highest since 1996. But up first, Taipower to own up to losses at fourth nuke plant. As always, all English articles used in the Report are linked to on our website Report.tw. Taiwan Report News Brief is a daily show of news with analysis and context, providing the listener with a better understanding of Taiwan, especially in politics and foreign affairs.
09:53
January 03, 2021
Taiwan Headlines - January 3rd, 2021
A labor broker has been fined for abusing foreign fishermen. NT$ ends year strong. Foreigners left Taiwan's stock market, but it boomed anyway. MOE to help makers hit by US tariffs. Taiwanese again rally for Trump. Chen Shui-bian to not talk politics. Tsai's New Year's comments on racto-pork, and Ma's response. Tsai's New Year's comments on China, and their response. US defense bill supports Taiwan.
05:33
January 03, 2021
Taiwan Report News Brief – US Congress steps up for Taiwan
Two just-passed US laws include important subsections on Taiwan that bind the US government to specific actions on Taiwan, but two other recent moves on Taiwan--a letter sent to US Secretary of State and a bill calling for a free trade agreement--serve to show that not all is well. As always, all English articles used in the Report are linked to on our website Report.tw. Taiwan Report News Brief is a daily show of news with analysis and context, providing the listener with a better understanding of Taiwan, especially in politics and foreign affairs.
08:43
January 02, 2021
Taiwan Headlines - January 1st, 2021
International students also to be barred from entering. The racto-pork ban has been lifted, and the government rules local bans invalid, but KMT plans to fight. NHI premiums rise today. The legislature passes 2021 budget. Stock market boomed in 2020. An incompetent spy found guilty. Taiwan and New Zealand firm up trade ties.
04:21
January 01, 2021
Taiwan Headlines - December 31st, 2020
Foreigners to be barred from entering Taiwan. A Taiwanese teen is confirmed to have the new, more virilant Covid strain. Premier Su now more unpopular than popular according to a poll. DPP punishes 2 lawmakers. Legislature makes moves against property speculation, and Chinese dredging. Manufacturing continues to expand. China's TAO makes offensive comments towards Taiwan.
05:24
December 31, 2020
Taiwan Headlines - December 30th, 2020
Water situation is getting increasingly dire. Taiwan is preparing for faster detection of earthquakes and tsunami. 20 million vaccines are on their way. Sexual harassment is now gender neutral. A US company reverses the traditional pattern of investment in Taiwan. Flights to London cancelled for January. MOFA unlikely to send delegation to US inauguration.
03:33
December 30, 2020
Taiwan Headlines - December 29th, 2020
Taiwan records hottest year ever. Businesses falsely labelling pork could face a big fine. The Presidential Office's cybersecurity budget doubles. A new poll shows a closer race for Taipei mayor in hypothetical matchup. Another polls shows Johnny Chiang is in trouble in the race for next KMT chair. The Ministry of Culture is considering barring CCP and PLA publications. Taiwan's economy is closing in on "booming". Consumer confidence is slightly down. Vietnamese students growing fast. Trump signs Taiwan Assurance Act. Taiwan and Japan cooperate in space project.
04:45
December 29, 2020
Taiwan Headlines - December 28th, 2020
New fundraising rules for TPP brass. Chen Shui-bian announces radio show. Ma Ying-jeou calls for President Tsai to step down. New baseball head eyes sixth team. MediaTek now #1 maker of smartphone chipsets. Taiwan is a good place to invest according to BERI.
04:04
December 28, 2020
Taiwan Report News Brief – Watching Wayne Chiang and CAL
Hsinchu City moves against new electronic IDs. Dealing with the China Airlines name dilemma. Strong words on Taiwan from Japan defense official. But up first, Wayne Chiang is on a roll to the Taipei mayor's office. NOTE: The previous headlines section is now its own show, with this show focused on bigger stories in Taiwan politics and foreign affairs, as well as soft power and economic news that impacts both of those subjects. Stories are sourced from both English and Chinese sources.
11:08
December 26, 2020
Taiwan Headlines - December 26th, 2020
Volcano alert system to be tested. Adulthood to be set at 18. Business sentiment is good. There's been a big uptick in foreign journalists in Taiwan. New passport stamps are on their way. Taiwan saves lives in Belize. A Hong Kong magazine likens President Tsai to an empress.
04:37
December 26, 2020
Taiwan Headlines - December 25th, 2020
The DPP passes laws to aid the lifting of the ban on US racto-pork. The minimum wage is set to rise, but so are labor insurance and pension premiums. Unemployment is down. Taiwan and Indonesian officials are set to meet to hash out differences.
03:48
December 25, 2020
Taiwan Headlines - December 24th, 2020
Covid updates, KMT-affiliated poll, KMT calls off protest, the "King of Hualien" gets new prison digs and some good economic news.
04:49
December 24, 2020
Taiwan Report News Brief – Racto-pork Circus
Polling is showing some interesting results, and the KMT’s racto-pork circus rolls on. NOTE: The previous headlines section is now its show, with this show focused on bigger stories in Taiwan politics and foreign affairs, as well as soft power and economic news that impacts both of those subjects. Stories are sourced from both English and Chinese sources.
12:11
December 23, 2020
Headlines - December 23rd, 2020
After 253 days, Taiwan gets a domestic Covid case. Taiwanese rally for Trump. Adultery will no longer be criminal. Hung Jie recall a go, but Chen Shui-bian's son dodges the bullet. Gogoro gets awarded, but Taiwan loses to Malawi in the Economist and much more!
07:15
December 23, 2020
Taiwan Report News Brief –CTiTV News and the NCC's moves for more control
Taiwan's economy continues to shine. Taichung's MRT is on hold indefinitely. CTiTV News and the NCC's moves for more control. For this show, I'm trying a different format; I've moved the headlines to the end of the show, but be sure to stick around for those; there are quite a few. First up, however, I'd like to thank our newest patron on Patreon, Thomas! Thank you very much, Thomas; your support means a lot to us here at Taiwan Report. As always, all English articles used in the Report are linked to on our website Report.tw. Taiwan Report News Brief is a daily show of news with analysis and context, providing the listener with a better understanding of Taiwan, especially in politics and foreign affairs.
12:29
December 18, 2020
Taiwan Context – Tobie Openshaw
Michael Turton interviews Tobie Openshaw. Tobie is a filmmaker and well known in the foreign community in Taiwan. He's created many segments on BBC, Discovery, National Geographic, and more. He's known for his coverage of funeral pole dancers of Changhua County and his work covering the stories of Betelnut Girls in Taiwan. Tobie has worked on a whole slew of side projects, including the Red Room Association, Urban Nomad Film Festival, and his involvement with various indigenous groups in Taiwan. Note: Some audio problems were fixed in this episode.
36:51
December 17, 2020
Taiwan Report News Brief – Taiwan soft power in India done right
KMT Chair Johnny Chiang's White Terror comments at odds with Johnny Chiang's comments on the White Terror the very same day. The state-owned oil company is hanging hopes on Chad. More support for people from HK and Macau is coming, but clearly with bias. Finally, soft power is done right in India. But up first, headlines. As always, all English articles used in the Report are linked to on our website Report.tw. Taiwan Report News Brief is a daily show of news with analysis and context, providing the listener with a better understanding of Taiwan, especially in politics and foreign affairs.
15:44
December 11, 2020
Taiwan Report News Brief – Love from Europe & KMT whip
KMT to change their party whip, which is a very interesting move. More polling confirms the DPP is in the mainstream of Taiwan politics. More shows of support for Taiwan from Europe. As always, all English articles used in the Report are linked to on our website Report.tw. Taiwan Report News Brief is a daily show of news with analysis and context, providing the listener with a better understanding of Taiwan, especially in politics and foreign affairs. This show intends to bring the listener up to speed on the week's events for our weekly analysis show, Current Affairs Taiwan (CAT).
16:31
December 09, 2020
Taiwan Report News Brief – Shake-up in Taiwan politician popularity
An NPP city councilor lodges a criminal complaint over online harassment. One way or another, health insurance premiums will rise. Local politicians' popularity is shifting. Government mulls building three new reservoirs in the face of looming water shortages. Frank Hsieh comes out against radioactive food. Steps are being taken to beef up conscription and reserves. More positive and potentially significant signs are coming out of the US. But up first, headlines. As always, all English articles used in the Report are linked to on our website Report.tw. Taiwan Report News Brief is a daily show of news with analysis and context, providing the listener with a better understanding of Taiwan, especially in politics and foreign affairs. This show intends to bring the listener up to speed on the week's events for our weekly analysis show, Current Affairs Taiwan (CAT).
19:23
December 08, 2020
Digital Metropolis - Bitmark CEO Sean Moss-Pultz - Internet Property
How can we secure personal data in an age when it has become fully commoditized? This question and more are answered by Sean Moss-Pultz, the co-founder and CEO of Bitmark, working to create a property system for establishing value and legal control over the world's data. Property rights were invented for land (real property) and then ideas (intellectual property), but none extend to the digital world. Sean defines the digital property, defends it, and makes it economically divisible. Their most recent project helped track Covid-19 spread in a community. 
41:38
December 07, 2020
Taiwan Report News Brief – Tsai's award-winning week
Finally, the government announces a firm date for ARC number change. The future of CTiTV News, and a man sets himself on fire in protest. News coverage of Kao Chia-yu is ridiculous. President Tsai's award-winning week. But up first, headlines. As always, all English articles used in the Report are linked to on our website Report.tw. Taiwan Report News Brief is a daily show of news with analysis and context, providing the listener with a better understanding of Taiwan, especially in politics and foreign affairs. This show intends to bring the listener up to speed on the week's events for our weekly analysis show, Current Affairs Taiwan (CAT).
15:10
December 07, 2020
Taiwan Report News Brief – Taiwan supports Australian "freedom wine."
Taiwan is standing in support of Australian "freedom wine." Two airlines introduce boarding by facial recognition. Bureau of Labor Funds domestic investment division head arrested. The TPP accuses the government of spending big on "propaganda." As always, all English articles used in the Report are linked to on our website Report.tw. Taiwan Report News Brief is a daily show of news with analysis and context, providing the listener with a better understanding of Taiwan, especially in politics and foreign affairs. This show intends to bring the listener up to speed on the week's events for our weekly analysis show, Current Affairs Taiwan (CAT).
14:40
December 03, 2020
Taiwan Report News Brief – KMT acting offal in the legislature
Taiwan continues to lead in tech with a possible German acquisition. Taichung's MRT woes look like they're worse than thought. The KMT acting offal in the legislature, yes pun intended. Kao Chia-yu has had a terrible week. Finally, the Defense Ministry says the AIT director is wrong on arms sales. But up first, headlines. As always, all English articles used in the Report are linked to on our website Report.tw. Taiwan Report News Brief is a daily show of news with analysis and context, providing the listener with a better understanding of Taiwan, especially in politics and foreign affairs. This show intends to bring the listener up to speed on the week's events for our weekly analysis show, Current Affairs Taiwan (CAT).
17:41
November 30, 2020
Taiwan Report News Brief – Taiwan is not a part of China, says polling
There are calls for closer Australia ties. Lawmakers freeze half the eID budget, but the Executive Yuan says the new eIDs still on their way. Polls continue to show Taiwanese don't trust China. Airlines still obey China, while China Airlines shrinks its font. But up first, headlines. As always, all English articles used in the Report are linked to on our website Report.tw. Taiwan Report News Brief is a daily show of news with analysis and context, providing the listener with a better understanding of Taiwan, especially in politics and foreign affairs. This show intends to bring the listener up to speed on the week's events for our weekly analysis show, Current Affairs Taiwan (CAT).
15:18
November 29, 2020
Taiwan Report News Brief – CTi loses, KMT protests & Xi's list
The CECC announces tougher pandemic measures for winter. CTi TV News license renewal has been rejected. The KMT ramps up protests over racto-pork alongside labor protest. The KMT continues to block the premier in the legislature. Revenge recalls beginning to bite, with the first coming in January. And finally, Xi Jinping's making a list and checking it twice. But before we get to headlines, I'd like to thank our newest patron Josh, thank you very much for your support; it means a lot to us here at Taiwan Report! As always, all English articles used in the Report are linked to on our website Report.tw. Taiwan Report News Brief is a daily show of news with analysis and context, providing the listener with a better understanding of Taiwan, especially in politics and foreign affairs. This show intends to bring the listener up to speed on the week's events for our weekly analysis show, Current Affairs Taiwan (CAT).
18:14
November 23, 2020