Taiwan will spend a record US$19 billion on defense next year, but some analysts say more attention should be paid to sustaining the population in a wartime scenario. A group of Indigenous Taiwanese people are using the skills they learned as soldiers to train civilians who want to defend their homeland. And DPP presidential hopeful Lai Ching-te speaks with foreign journalists, where he laid out his campaign platform for an international audience. Plus:
– Practicers of a traditional Paraguayan textile art get a boost from Taiwan funding.
– A new carbon emissions tax stirs up controversy among environmental groups.
– A circus performer puts his cyr wheel skills on display for Taiwan’s Cloud Gate dance troupe.
🎙 Anchor: Leslie Liao
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