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Taiwan midterm elections are ‘hyperlocal politics’

Australian North Asia correspondent Will Glasgow says Taiwan’s midterm elections were local rather than national presidential elections because the results were in favor of a party more closely aligned with China. “It’s hyper-local politics and it was really a race between local politicians all over Taiwan so I wouldn’t put too much weight on it,”

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The Times Podcast: How Amateur Radio Can Save Taiwan and the World

Listen to this edition of The Times: Apple Podcasts Spotify stapler Google Podcasts There are more than 25,000 amateur radio enthusiasts in Taiwan, an obsolete communication technology increasingly used in war zones when all other means of communication are down. If China declares war on Taiwan, these amateur radio enthusiasts could be critical to both

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Taiwan Trade Balance October 2022

Merchandise exports fell 0.5% year-on-year in October after falling 5.3% in September. While exports of information technology and electronics have increased, exports of metals, machinery and plastics have declined. The overall decline in exports was due to lower sales to China amid increased shipments to other countries. Meanwhile, merchandise imports increased 8.2% year-on-year in October

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Inflation in Taiwan, October 2022

Inflation in October was 2.7% compared to 2.8% in September. Looking at the details of the release, food prices have been broadly stable in October, while housing price pressures have been broadly in line with the previous month. At the same time, the growth in transportation prices slowed down. Inflation is now well down from

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Taiwan truck driver jailed for train derailment that killed 49

On Friday, a Taiwanese truck driver was sentenced to nearly eight years in prison for causing the island’s worst rail disaster in decades, which killed 49 people and injured more than 200. The accident in April 2021 was caused when a railroad maintenance truck slid off an embankment seconds before an overcrowded train passed through

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