FOR THIS WEEK’S installment of Radio New Bloom, editor Garrett Dee spoke with William Yang. William Yang is East Asia Correspondent for Deutsche Welle and Vice President of Taiwan’s Foreign Correspondent’s Club.
We discussed the increased international focus on Taiwan as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the effect this has had on the media environment in Taiwan. We also spoke about worsening conditions for international media in China, with the expulsion of the foreign correspondents of multiple outlets, as well as the new national security law in Hong Kong, regarding how this could potentially lead to the relocation of international media outlets to Taiwan.
Radio New Bloom is a podcast covering topical events and interviewing activists, artists, public intellectuals, and others, in order to connect Taiwan and the international world. As always, we’d like to thank LTK Commune for allowing us to use their song “Good Night, Taiwan” as part of the podcast!