The Weekly Briefing

Taipei (The China Post) — Taroko Express train crash, TRA reforms and safety improvements, Lin Chi-ling and the AstraZeneca vaccine here is our top FIVE this week. 

Trains blow horns across Taiwan in tribute to train drivers 

Train drivers across Taiwan sounded their horns for 30 seconds starting at 9:28 a.m. on Thursday in tribute to the drivers who died in the Taroko Express train crash one week ago. 

President Tsai proposes 3 major directions for TRA reform 

President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) promised on Wednesday to carry out reforms of the Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA,台鐵) in response to the fatal Taroko Express train crash.  

Premier vows to speed up railway reforms following train crash 

Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) also vowed to keep a close eye on Taiwans railway reforms on Thursday. 

Premier Su Tseng-chang vowed to keep a close eye on the future reforms regarding Taiwan’s railway systems. (Photo courtesy of NOWnews)

Lin Chi-ling donates NT$4 million to Taroko express accident victims 

Taiwanese top model Lin Chi-ling (林志玲) announced earlier this week that she donated NT$4 million to assist the victims and the injured in the Taroko express accident. 

Taiwanese received AZ vaccine so far: CECC 

The Central Epidemic Command Center (中央流行疫情指揮中心) said on Wednesday that a total of 18,657 AstraZeneca (AZ) vaccine doses have been administered as of Tuesday.  

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