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Every week, hosts Michael Turton (麥哲恩) and Courtney Donovan Smith (石東文) tackle the latest in Taiwan political news.

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Every week, hosts Michael Turton (麥哲恩) and Courtney Donovan Smith (石東文) tackle the latest in Taiwan political news.

Part of the Taiwan Report network at www.report.tw

    Current Affairs Taiwan 台灣時事 #49 Czech it out! with Jason Pan

    Current Affairs Taiwan 台灣時事 #49 Czech it out! with Jason Pan

    20 year journalist veteran Jason Pan of the Taipei Times joins host Courtney Donovan Smith to discuss the impact and import of the visit of the Czech delegation, recent improvements in US relations including the announcement of trade talks and the declassification of key documents, the KMT and racto-politics and finally the KMT party platform and the party congress.

    • 30 min
    Current Affairs Taiwan 台灣時事 #48 Kaohsiung election special ft. Michael Smith

    Current Affairs Taiwan 台灣時事 #48 Kaohsiung election special ft. Michael Smith

    CAT Kaohsiung election special ft. Michael Smith On this week's program ICRT Southern Taiwan Correspondent Michael Smith joins host (and ICRT's Central Taiwan Correspondent) Donovan Smith to discuss the upcoming Kaohsiung mayoral race, the candidates, their positioning and marketing, the Kaohsiung voter's response and the possible repercussions for the KMT--all with the most knowledgeable English language commentator on southern Taiwan!



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    • 29 min
    Current Affairs Taiwan 台灣時事 #47 In Memoriam Taiwan President Lee Teng-Hui

    Current Affairs Taiwan 台灣時事 #47 In Memoriam Taiwan President Lee Teng-Hui

    Courtney Donovan Smith (石東文) and guest Sean Su (蘇襄) discuss the life and legacy of the late Taiwan President Lee Teng-Hui.



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    • 42 min
    Current Affairs Taiwan 台灣時事 #46 Han 666 Recall Special

    Current Affairs Taiwan 台灣時事 #46 Han 666 Recall Special

    Courtney Donovan Smith (石東文) and guest Sean Su (蘇襄) discuss the total blowout regarding Kaohsiung Mayor's Han Kuo-Yu's recall vote, what the scene was like on the ground, how this might be a victory of youth activism against populism and demogoguery, Han and Chiang press conferences, Han's future going forward, what this means for the KMT, who the DPP might choose as interim mayor, and possible DPP and KMT candidates for mayor after that.

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    • 41 min
    Current Affairs Taiwan 台灣時事 #45 Total Recall: Han Strikes Back

    Current Affairs Taiwan 台灣時事 #45 Total Recall: Han Strikes Back

    Michael Turton (麥哲恩) and co-host Courtney Donovan Smith (石東文) discuss updates on Kaohsiung Mayor's Han Kuo-Yu's recall vote, President Tsai's second inauguration, a look at 2022 and 2024 elections, TSMC's new US factory plans, KMT as an opposition party, and some punchable punching paunchy punch-offs.



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    • 32 min
    Current Affairs Taiwan 台灣時事 #44 Baby Steps

    Current Affairs Taiwan 台灣時事 #44 Baby Steps

    Michael Turton (麥哲恩) and co-host Courtney Donovan Smith (石東文) discuss national unification goals with unexpected supporters of a related bill, Taiwan withdraws from trying for a spot at the World Health Assembly, Han telling his followers not to go to the recall poll, DPP attempting to get irrigation, farmers and fishers cooperatism under control, a quick pass at the first anniversary of equal marriage in Taiwan, the cabinet resignation and turnover and some names of who might take which positions.

    We apologize for some background noise this week as we are still doing remote recordings.

    All our podcasts from now on are at https://anchor.fm/taiwanreport

    Find the Current Affairs Podcast on https://anchor.fm/currentaffairstaiwan

    As always, follow along with the news and get the latest shows, Taiwan Quick Take, and more at our website Report.tw

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