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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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24 May, 2019
English Service

Taiwan is the first country in Asia to pass same-sex marriage legislation. Lawmakers approved the bill on May 17th, paving the way for legal marriages to take place as early as May 24, 2019. In today’s program, we tell you five things you need to know to understand the bill’s dramatic route to passage.

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17 May, 2019
Natalie Tso

Taiwan is about to make a historic decision on same-sex marriage as the May 24 deadline approaches. Lawmakers are rushing to pass one of three draft bills in order to satisfy a ruling the high court filed two years ago. Voting will take place on Friday.

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10 May, 2019
Natalie Tso

China’s vice premier is in Washington this week for a two-day trade negotiation with the Trump administration. How have the on-going trade talks affected Taiwan?

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03 May, 2019
Natalie Tso

Taiwan’s food scene used to be a “best-kept secret,” but it seems like the world is catching on. A new Netflix show Street Food features an episode about an unexpected Taiwanese food destination: Chiayi. Also, this year’s Michelin Guide to Taipei features 24 street food eateries in its Bib Gourmand list. In today’s Taiwan Insider, we’ll share some of the culinary delights that made the list.

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26 April, 2019
Natalie Tso

As the world celebrates Earth Day, a look at saving the earth and sea through banning plastic bags and soon... plastic straws. Taiwan’s politicians are cozying up with the goddess of the sea, Mazu. Also, an interview with FilmEQ.org founder Louise Watt about gender equality in Asian films.

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