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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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10 May, 2019

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?

03 May, 2019

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.

26 April, 2019

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.

19 April, 2019

Taiwan Relations Act turns 40 this month. We have an exclusive interview with AIT (American Institute in Taiwan) as the US and Taiwan commemorate 40 years of the TRA. We also explain what this important document is, and what it does.

12 April, 2019
Tensions heat up in the Taiwan Strait after two Chinese jet planes cross the median line, something that hasn’t happened in more than 20 years. In today’s show, we have analysis from Tamkang University Professor Alexander Huang and the US response from AIT spokesperson Amanda Mansour. PLUS Trending: Taiwan’s foreign minister’s humorous response to a Chinese tweet CT scans for Taiwan’s cats (and other pets) And a temporary neon makeover for a 100-year-old Taipei landmark...more
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