Placeholder Image

Subtitles section Play video

  • All right

  • Welcome to a first trial test of the dot TW report

  • Now today originally we were going to record Current Affairs Taiwan, but Michael Turtin couldn't make it today

  • And so I thought I'd test this out and give it a run now if this works out

  • Well the idea is to do about a ten minute or so report a few times a week

  • Now it will be a little bit different than say an ICRT report

  • Which of course covers all the news in a very quick format. This is focused entirely on politics and foreign affairs

  • Things like that, and it's a little bit more about why certain things

  • jumped out or are important so the idea is to give a little bit of context and a little bit of

  • So you can get a little bit more of a sense of what goes into

  • Our thinking when we do current affairs Taiwan on Sunday evenings, I'm sorry Monday

  • Now all of this content you can follow on our website

  • tiled the Taiwan report website which is report dot

  • TW (Report.tw) so, you can check it out

  • You can check out all these articles you can

  • Double check and you know follow up and get a little bit more depth than content if you like

  • Alright, so I'm gonna start with some of the sillier news from today

  • The this is a Taiwan News report, which I pulled some there's actually a longer more in-depth

  • CNA one that came out later

  • But I went with the Taiwan news one because they tend to be the fastest and they were in this case

  • Now the this is a Chinese promoters

  • There's a YouTube video video put up by Potter King

  • now this is pretty funny because he got Tsai Ing-wen to show up there at their studio and

  • he decided to flirt with the

  • President Tsai Ing-wen so the video was titled first person in the world

  • to flirt with a president that was posted up on Saturday and

  • It was I saw little bits of it on on the TV news and it looked like it was funny and kind of cute

  • Tsai kind of dealt with it very well. You know, she bantered with them and it was a little bit of fun

  • however

  • China which has

  • providing them with some funding

  • Company in China Chinese promoter I should say

  • asked them to delete the video because it said

  • They use the term president

  • Now Potter King has said there's absolutely no way that they will do so and they will not

  • They will basically the money isn't that important to them

  • So let's move on

  • All right, this is the love Ferris wheel now if you remember if you remember going way back

  • During the campaign for Kaohsiung mayor Han Kuo-yu came up with several ideas

  • some of which were not

  • Exactly realistic this one however, technically probably could happen

  • now the idea was is that there would be a very large ferris wheel looking over the Love River and

  • But instead of just like a little normal like your normal ferris wheel

  • Each of the carriages would essentially be a like a little love motel room. So

  • That people could be like a little hotel

  • And then there would be a shopping complex. Now. It turned out that they didn't really have a good site for this

  • near the Love River but what they did have is some other areas around however as

  • the Taipei Times reported not a single investor has expressed an interest in

  • Developing the old port zone at the port of Kaohsiung

  • one of the locations considered by the Kaohsiung city government to implement its love ferris wheel and

  • shopping mall project

  • Now

  • the

  • The mayor then went on and blamed them

  • So the sorry, let's see here the city accused of not cooperating

  • This is the ports company in implementing the project and threatened to raise the percentage of funds

  • It would receive from the development of pier 21 from 42 to 50 percent, you know in order to put the screws on

  • No, that's not the only person that Mayor Han Kuo-yu blamed he also blamed Lin Chia-lung

  • saying that and then here's some headlines from local Chinese language sources our

  • transportation Bureau blocking love Motel ferris wheel Lin Chia-lung spits back

  • excuse and in Fount media because of the

  • quote love motel ferris wheel hand slams

  • Transportation Bureau Lin Chia-lung Don't pass the buck to others because political promised check

  • bounced

  • Alright there's some polling, you know, which I didn't see in the English press so I put together something here for you on

  • Report.TW

  • local Taiwan media poll shows Su Tseng-chang's

  • Cabinet hits new highs and Langella long sweeps the top spots

  • So according to a Taiwan Brain Trust Poll

  • the executive UN cabinet headed by Su Tseng-chang has hit a new high in popularity with

  • 48.7% expressing satisfaction and

  • 35.5%

  • dissatisfied now of his various ministers Lin Chia-lung and his Ministry of Transportation

  • Came out tops in all three categories polled public visibility

  • 45.7 so people know who he is their satisfaction with him at forty nine point three and Ministry of Transportation

  • That's his department. The satisfaction was fourteen point seven, which put it ahead of every other of

  • Every other one mostly people don't really know what they think of most of these

  • ministries or the details

  • All right, here's a quick one, I'm gonna go over Focus Taiwan

  • Taiwan US companies to ink pact on f-16 maintenance center

  • alright, so this is important because

  • Now this is here. Let's take a look at this Taiwan's state-owned Aerospace Industrial Development Corp

  • AIDC and US defense contractor Lockheed Martin Corp are to sign a strategic partnership agreement

  • Tuesday to promote the establishment of an F-16 fighter jet maintenance center in Taiwan according to AIDC

  • No this may I'm not a defense analyst so I'm not really sure but this seems to me like this would be a good way

  • both to get engineers in Taiwan AIDC up to speed on

  • certain parts maintenance

  • And so on and so forth on

  • F-16 but in fighter jets in general this also may be a way that the US

  • May be helping to funnel some technology to a AIDC. Now AIDC is developing

  • They're the ones who did the previous

  • the indigenous fighters and

  • They are working right now on building a new set of trainer jets

  • For the Taiwan Air Force now, I don't know for sure if there's gonna be any technology transfer, but it's definitely a possibility

  • and of course because you know the United States would get a lot of objections from China if they openly did a

  • Technology transfer this may be a very subtle way of going about it

  • now, it's going to be set up in the Shalu District of

  • Taichung there's another remote possibility that comes from this and that is that if there's an emergency with an F-16

  • the

  • U.S. F-16 and they're in the area they could land at Taichung CCK Airport Air Force Base and then

  • This would be just nearby

  • So, all right. Those are just a few that I've picked out for today. I've got some more coming tomorrow, which I'll go over

  • But very quickly before I go take a look

  • the the report is linked to here on our site the

  • the Committee to Protect

  • Journalists has come out with a very long report

  • Called one country one sensor how China undermines media freedom in Hong Kong and Taiwan

  • Take a look at it. I may go into it a little bit tomorrow

  • but for

  • Now you have access to the whole thing

  • But just very quickly here take a look at some of the things here Taiwan faces a dilemma

  • how does it maintain its openness and press freedom while facing an adversary that has vast resources and

  • Technological prowess and lacks the values that have made Taiwan a democracy

  • based on CPG reporting Taiwan does not have a clear answer as

  • This report documents China's influence over local local legacy and social media has grown

  • That influence has become potentially more worrisome as general elections on January 11th, 2020 approach

  • Reflecting fears that China is intervening surreptitiously

  • To sway the outcome

  • Now facing potential threats Taiwan has employed a patchwork of legal and regulatory

  • Approaches to punish media for inaccurate reporting or distortions while experimenting with other methods of fighting lies with truth

  • Anyway, the report goes into considerable depth talks a lot about the Want Want Group and so on and so forth

  • But I think I'm gonna leave it there. We've hit the ten-minute mark, so hopefully you'll get more of these in future

All right

Subtitles and vocabulary

Click the word to look it up Click the word to find further inforamtion about it

B1 US taiwan ferris ferris wheel report chia wheel

Taiwan Report 12.16.2019, flirting with president, Love River love motel, cabinet, F-16s, free press

  • 34 0
    eunice4u4u posted on 2019/12/27
Video vocabulary