Listen to the broadcast Friday November 25th, during the 8 o’clock hour on ICRT FM 100, or stream the broadcast here. The show begins about 15 minutes after the hour.

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

In the first half of the show, we discuss the overnight collapse of TransAsia Airlines. That’s just a warm up though: in the second we invite on special guest NPP Legislator Huang Kuo-chang to get his perspective on US President-elect Donald Trump’s pronouncement that the US will not join the Trans Pacific Partnership. Legislator Huang also gives his take on the future of US-Taiwan ties; PFP Chairman James Soong’s performance at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders’ summit and what it tells us about cross-Strait relations; the ongoing controversy over legalizing gay marriage, and more.

Legislator Huang is the Executive Chairman of the New Power Party, which won five seats in the Legislative Yuan in January’s election.

If you’re listening to the podcast just for the talk with Legislator Huang, you can skip ahead to the second half beginning at minute sixteen.





Keith Menconi of ICRT News


Jason Pan of the Taipei Times

Jane Rickards, the former president of the Taiwan Foreign Correspondent’s Club

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.