The head of a visiting delegation from the British Parliament that met Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen on Friday says it is "entirely right" that democracies like the U.K. and Taiwan should engage in dialogue with each other. That's as Tokyo's envoy to Taipei has hailed relations between Taiwan and Japan as at their "best ever" level. And the ruling Democratic Progressive Party's disappointing performance in last month's local elections may prompt a Cabinet reshuffle when the current legislative session finishes at the end of December. Also:
- Farewell to generation one of Taiwan's first bicycle-sharing system as it upgrades to YouBike 2.0.
- Japan has stepped in to pick up orders of Taiwan's grouper fish after China introduced an import ban. But it's derailed plans to put the fish in domestic school meals.
- Taipei expands an artificial intelligence detection system to catch traffic violations.