Blog posts from the team at International Community Radio Taipei, Taiwan's only English radio station.
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Taiwan This Week: That escalated quickly!

Taiwan This Week: That escalated quickly!

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 ongoing China Airlines strike, which has managed to attract activists of many stripes, the controversial transitional justice bill...Continue reading
Taiwan This week: Spy vs. Guy

Taiwan This week: Spy vs. Guy

Listen to the broadcast Friday April 15th at 8:30pm 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. On this show, ICRT News and guests discuss a long list of the week’s top stories including the controversial Kenya deportations,...Continue reading
Taiwan Entertainer Show Luo Sees Backlash from Fans

Taiwan Entertainer Show Luo Sees Backlash from Fans

Another Taiwan celebrity is in hot water over the issue of “national identity”. Singer-dancer-host Show Luo is seeing major backlash from fans, after saying “we are indeed, all Chinese” at an event in China last week. Luo made the comment when Chinese media outlets asked him how he felt about working with Chinese entertainers. Taiwan...Continue reading
Taiwan This Week: April Week 1

Taiwan This Week: April Week 1

Welcome to Taiwan This Week, a roundup of the top news stories from around the island over the past seven days. Listen in every Friday at 8:30pm for the must-know news that is happening in Taiwan now, with our host ICRT’s Keith Menconi, as he sits down with Gavin Phipps and our Kaohsiung correspondent Michael Smith . Click HERE to...Continue reading
American Express says number of wealthy people in Taiwan increasing

American Express says number of wealthy people in Taiwan increasing

Financial services corporation American Express says more than 110,000 people in Taiwan last year, held liquid assets of more than NT$30 million. American Express cited the 2014 World Wealth report compiled by France-based consulting company Capgemini and the Royal Bank of Canada as showing that the number surpassed 110,000 in 2013, pushing up its ranking...Continue reading
NBA Star LeBron James to Visit Taiwan Thursday and Friday

NBA Star LeBron James to Visit Taiwan Thursday and Friday

NBA star LeBron James is scheduled to visit Taiwan tomorrow and Friday as part of a five-day tour of Asia. The Associated Press reports that the tour is sponsored by Nike and will see the Cleveland Cavaliers’ star visit Beijing and Guangzhou in China, Hong Kong and Taipei and Kaohsiung in Taiwan. James began his...Continue reading
Mainland Affairs Council Requests China address Hong Kong's Call for Suffrage

Mainland Affairs Council Requests China address Hong Kong’s Call for Suffrage

The Mainland Affairs Council says China and Hong Kong should face calls for universal suffrage by the Hong Kong people squarely. The statement follows a massive protest march in the territory yesterday during which people took to the streets to underscore their appeal for universal suffrage and defend their right to self-rule. In a prepared...Continue reading
Vigil Held in Taipei to Remember Tiananmen Square Massacre

Vigil Held in Taipei to Remember Tiananmen Square Massacre

Over one thousand people joined a candlelight vigil at the National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall in Taipei yesterday evening to mark the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre. Participants called on the Chinese government to acknowledge the killing of the student protesters in 1989 and release all jailed dissidents. During the vigil, participants, dressed...Continue reading
Government Responds to Anti-China Riots in Vietnam

Government Responds to Anti-China Riots in Vietnam

Foreign Minister David Lin is calling on the Vietnamese government to protect Republic of China nationals and Taiwan business owners in the South East Asian country following anti-China riots yesterday. Speaking during a press conference earlier, Lin said the island’s trade office in Ho Chi Minh City has been asked to check on the safety...Continue reading