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This is your best weekly intro to what's happening in Taiwan! New video episodes drop every Thursday night, with audio available as part of the regularly scheduled promming on Fridays. 

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15 November, 2019
Natalie Tso

James Soong is shaking up the presidential race by running for a 4th time... and he’s says it’s going to be his last. What’s his motivation? Also, women top the lists of legislators-at-large for almost every party. This week’s Taiwan Insider serves up an explainer on legislators-at-large, and a look at the latest election stories.

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08 November, 2019
Natalie Tso

ROAR. That’s what Taiwan’s economy did in Q3, even though forecasters were predicting a meow. In today’s show, find out how the country has risen to the top of the four Asian Tigers, with an economic growth rate surpassing South Korea, Singapore and Hong Kong! It turns out that the US-China Trade War has brought some unexpected benefits to Taiwan.  

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31 October, 2019
English Service

It’s Halloween and Taiwan Insider is taking a look into people’s fears. By the end of the program, one of us will be wearing a Halloween costume related to one of the stories in our show! 

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24 October, 2019
English Service

Hong Kong murder suspect Chan Tong-kai has just been set free and he wants to come to Taiwan, where the murder of his girlfriend occurred, and turn himself in. Some are saying this could be a “political trap” from China. Find out why in today’s Taiwan Insider.  

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17 October, 2019
English Service

China cancelled NBA broadcasts after a pro-Hong Kong tweet from the Houston Rockets general manager. But fans in other parts of the world are cancelling support of people and companies that curtail freedom of speech to appease China. In this episode, we look at the recent backlash against NBA star LeBron James and the gaming giant Blizzard. 

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