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A new current affairs show covering topics critical to Taiwan and the implications for Asia and beyond. Every episode, we’ll invite a veteran journalist for a conversation with an expert, to get the big picture context of what we need to know. These are global issues, and this is The Taiwan Take.

A new current affairs show covering topics critical to Taiwan and the implications for Asia and beyond. Every episode, we’ll invite a veteran journalist for a conversation with an expert, to get the big picture context of what we need to know. These are global issues, and this is The Taiwan Take.
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A new current affairs show covering topics critical to Taiwan and the implications for Asia and beyond. Every episode, we’ll invite a veteran journalist for a conversation with an expert, to get the big picture context of what we need to know. These are global issues, and this is The Taiwan Take.

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English


Episodes

6. Trade Policy and National Identity: Syaru Shirley Lin (“Taiwan’s China Dilemma”)

1/20/2020
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*This interview was recorded before the Jan. 11 general election. Although many countries have begun to reconsider how to balance what they get in return for trading with China, this question has always been existential in Taiwan. Trade policies have oscillated inconsistently between opening up and restricting access to the Chinese economy. The challenges of doing trade with China is a global issue. And this is The Taiwan take. Our guest is political scientist, Syaru Shirley Lin (林夏如),...

Duration:00:47:52

5. Life and Times of: Kent Feng (former Minister of National Defense)

12/31/2019
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Feng (馮世寬) is a top-gun and twice-appointed Taiwan cabinet minister. He was the Minister of National Defense from 2016-2018 and is currently the Minister of the Veterans Affairs Council. In this holiday special, Feng shares stories of his life and his times. It offers rare insights, in English, from this retired three-star general of the ROC Air Force. Today’s episode is hosted by J.R. Wu - Chief of the Secretariat for INDSR (Institute for National Defense and Security Research) in Taiwan,...

Duration:00:46:06

4. US-China Trade and Taiwan: Rupert Hammond-Chambers (US-Taiwan Business Council)

12/20/2019
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When it comes to US and China trade disputes, perhaps no country is feeling the effects quite as acutely as Taiwan. Amidst the uncertainty, how can players trapped in the middle make the most out of the situation they now find themselves in? These are global issues. And this is The Taiwan Take. Our guest is Rupert Hammond-Chambers - president of the US-Taiwan Business Council. We discuss the on-going trade war and its effect on Taiwan. We walk talk high tech, which makes up a large part of...

Duration:00:34:09

3. Making a Political Drama: Sylvia Feng (“Island Nation”)

12/11/2019
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Sylvia Feng is the producer of a new political TV drama, “Island Nation" - which looks at Taiwan from 1990-94 during its transition to democracy. Today, Sylvia and J.R. discuss the media industry in Taiwan and the challenges media and creative professionals face today. Feng has had over three decades of experience in broadcast journalism, including a long career in Taiwan’s public television network, of which she helped to build and later came a president. The challenge of balancing...

Duration:00:41:04

2. China Infiltration: Jeremy Hung (INDSR)

12/3/2019
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Today, we look at Chinese influence and infiltration. Our guest is Dr. Jeremy Hung - a researcher at INDSR (Institute for National Defense and Security Research). We discuss the role of proxy agents (ie. intermediaries) and how they may be helping China to influence media, impact politics, and strengthen its control over Taiwan. China’s expanding influence into politics and societies around the world is a global issue, and this is The Taiwan Take. Our host today is J.R. Wu - Chief of the...

Duration:00:30:22

1. National Security: Kharis Templeman (Stanford University)

11/25/2019
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Welcome to the first episode. Today, we discuss the changing landscape of Asia-Pacific security, its implications on Taiwan, and the role that partners like the U.S. plays. Today's guest is Dr. Kharis Templeman - a political scientist and an advisor on the Taiwan Democracy and Security Project at Stanford University. Hosted by J.R. Wu - Chief of the Secretariat for INDSR (Institute for National Defense and Security Research) in Taiwan. Wu is a former journalist with nearly two decades...

Duration:00:34:59

Trailer

11/14/2019
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We’ve got a new show! The Taiwan Take. It’s a current affairs show where we cover topics critical to Taiwan and the implications for Asia and beyond. In this first season, we will talk national security, China infiltration, video gaming, LGBTQI issues, and more. Every episode we’ll invite a veteran journalist for a conversation with an expert, to get the big picture context of what we need to know. These are global issues, and this is, The Taiwan Take. Stick around, hit subscribe. We’ll be...

Duration:00:00:57