Listen to the broadcast Friday May 13th at 8:30pm on ICRT FM 100, or stream the broadcast here.

Or, listen to the extended podcast show on the ICRT website, on iTunes, or DOWNLOAD IT HERE.

We discuss the controversy surrounding the execution of MRT knife killer Cheng Chieh, one Taiwan group’s decision to weigh in on the Philippine’s ongoing South China Sea case, and anger stoked by wording in Taiwan’s World Health Assembly invitation. We also hear from Free Taiwan Party Chairman Tsay Ting-kuei (Aquia Tsay) on what he’ll be looking for from President Elect Tsai Ing-wen come inauguration day.

During our bonus podcast segment, ICRT Southern Taiwan Correspondent Michael Smith gives a report on Kaohsiung’s newly opened Taroko Park.



Keith Menconi of ICRT News


Klaus Bardenhagen, a Taiwan based freelance journalist reporting for German Language media

Michal Thim, a Taiwan defense specialist and a Research Fellow at the Prague-based think-tank Association for International Affairs

Bob Kao, a California licensed lawyer currently researching shipping law and maritime piracy, and the writer behind the well known Taiwan Law Blog

Michael Smith, ICRT Southern Taiwan Correspondent

Taiwan This Week is ICRT’s weekly roundup of the top news stories from around the island. Tune in every Friday at 8:30pm as ICRT news is joined by expert commentators to break down the week’s biggest stories in Taiwan. Find past episodes here.