Listen to the broadcast Friday June 17th during the 8 o’clock hour 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 week’s top political news including the Presidential Office’s decision to deny former President Ma Ying-jeou permission to visit an awards ceremony in Hong Kong, and current President Tsai Ing-wen’s upcoming trip to Paraguay and Panama, which will serve as her administration’s first test on the international stage. Then in the second half of the show, we take a look at the outpouring of condemnation following the release of a video in which a self-proclaimed citizen journalist is seen berating an elderly veteran, and we round things out with a conversation on Taiwan’s energy options in the coming years, as the opposition to nuclear power gains critical mass.



Keith Menconi and Gavin Phipps of ICRT News


Ross Feingold of DC International Advisory

Brian Hioe (丘琦欣), one of the founding editors at New Bloom, an online publication bringing Taiwan news and current events to audiences around the world

Mark Buckton, a Taiwan based reporter covering East Asia’s energy sector for energy trade publications

Taiwan This Week is ICRT’s weekly roundup of the top news stories from around Taiwan. Tune in every Friday during the 8 o’clock hour as ICRT news is joined by expert commentators to break down the week’s biggest stories in Taiwan. Find past episodes online here.