Listen to the broadcast Friday July 1st during the 8 o’clock hour on ICRT FM 100, or stream the broadcast here. The show begins about 20 minutes after the hour.

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

ICRT News and guests discuss Beijing’s announcement that cross-strait communication has been suspended, wins and losses for Taiwan’s labor movement, and how the Brexit might effect Taiwan.

To round out the show, we speak with a plastic surgeon who led a team treating burn victims from last year’s Formosa Fun Coast fire disaster. He reflects on Taiwan’s medical response to the disaster, and how much higher death tolls predicted early on were ultimately prevented.

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Keith Menconi and Gavin Phipps of ICRT News


Michael Turton, the writer behind prominent Taiwan current events blog The View From Taiwan

Michael Boyden, the Managing Director of Taiwan Asia Strategy Consulting, and the host of the Taiwan Business Leaders’ Forum 

Dr. Hao-chih Tai (戴浩志), the chief of the plastic surgery division at National Taiwan University Hospital

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.

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