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In this edition of Taiwan This Week, we dedicate the entire program to discussing the inauguration of President Tsai Ing-wen. During our talk we take a hard look at what made it into her inauguration address, and what was left out with special attention given to what she had to say about the economy, transitional justice, and cross-Strait relations. We also discuss how US-Taiwan ties are likely to shape up under the Tsai administration, and potential fissures in the pan-green coalition that could sap support for the incoming president.

Tsai Ing-wen 2016 inauguration Taiwan This Week-min


Keith Menconi and Gavin Phipps of ICRT News


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

Gwen Wang, a political scientist at the University of Warwick

Senior Advisor Ross Feingold of the US-based DC International Advisory

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.