Listen to the broadcast Friday July 29th during the 8 o’clock hour on ICRT FM 100, or stream the broadcast here. The show begins about 15 minutes after the hour.

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On this show we discuss the Legislative Yuan’s marathon review session called to deal with more than 1,000 last minute KMT budget proposals, the passage of a party assets bill aimed at taking on historical KMT party funds deemed “illicit,” and the group of fisherman who paid a visit to Taiping island.

We round out the show speaking with DR. Ian Rowen of Academia Sinica about the cross-Strait tourism industry.

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Keith Menconi a of ICRT News (Sans Gavin, just for one week)


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

Ralph Jennings, Taipei Based Contract Reporter

Dr. Ian Rowen, a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Institute of Ethnology at Academia Sinica who has extensively researched the cross-Strait tourism industry for the past several years

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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