Taiwan Weekly is a newsletter released every week by Fair Winds Foundation, Association of Foreign Relations and Taipei Forum that provides coverage and perspectives into the latest developments in Taiwan.

Mainland China Imposes Penalties on Pro-DPP Taiwanese Company

Mainland China Imposes Penalties on Pro-DPP Taiwanese Company

Taiwan conglomerate Far Eastern Group's investment in polyester and synthetic fiber and cement plants in mainland China was fined and taxed 474 million yuan (about US$74 million) for a number of violations.

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Purpose Behind Targeting Political Contributions by Taiwanese Business People

Purpose Behind Targeting Political Contributions by Taiwanese Business People

Mainland China has been rumored to punish "two-sided" Taiwanese business people as early as 2018.

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Broaden the Mindset Beyond Elections for Industrial Development

Broaden the Mindset Beyond Elections for Industrial Development

Recently, I read in Forbes a listing of the richest billionaires in 2021 in terms of net worth.

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Tsai Administration Undermines Administrative Neutrality

Tsai Administration Undermines Administrative Neutrality

During office hours, Vice Premier Shen Jong-chin participated in a businessmen's meeting organized by the Aerospace Industrial Development Corporation (AIDC), a state-owned enterprise in Taiwan, drumming up support for the government's position on the four-question referendum which deal with referendum dates, pork imports, algal reef protection and nuclear energy.

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This Week in Taiwan 1121-1127

This Week in Taiwan 1121-1127

November 22: In the early morning of November 21, a convenience store employee in Taoyuan was stabbed to death after persuading a customer to wear a mask, causing uproar across Taiwan. The suspect claimed to have a mental illness. There have been several incidents in Taiwan in the past three months that people dissatisfied with being reminded to wear masks hurt convenience store employees. The four major convenience store chains announced that they would no longer force customers to wear masks. 

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Two Versions in One Day: Biden Clarifies Non-Support for Taiwan Independence

Two Versions in One Day: Biden Clarifies Non-Support for Taiwan Independence

At the first virtual meeting between President Joe Biden of the United States and Chinese President Xi Jinping, Mr. Xi warned Taiwan and the United States not to play with fire.

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How the Biden-Xi Meeting Hurt Taiwan's Autonomy

How the Biden-Xi Meeting Hurt Taiwan's Autonomy

The Taiwan issue fermented after the online summit between President Joe Biden of the United States and Chinese President Xi Jinping.

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Communist China is Still "Crossing the River by Feeling the Stones"

Communist China is Still "Crossing the River by Feeling the Stones"

After the meeting between President Joe Biden of the United States and Chinse President Xi Jinping on November 16, China's official press agency, Xinhua News, released "Resolution of the Chinese Communist Party Central Committee on the Major Achievements and Historical Experience of the Party over the Past Century."

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This Week in Taiwan 1114-1120

This Week in Taiwan 1114-1120

November 15: The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) stated that people who have received two doses of Medigen vaccines but who need to travel to the United States may mix and match with internationally certified AstraZeneca, Moderna, or BioNtech vaccines. Mayor Ko Wen-je of Taipei criticized bluntly that receiving the Medigen vaccine is for nothing, and subsequently receiving foreign vaccines is called "re-inoculation," since Medigen is not accepted internationally, not "mix-and-match." 

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NTHU Cross-Strait Research Institute Fined

NTHU Cross-Strait Research Institute Fined

The alumni association of Taiwan's National Tsinghua University (NTHU), municipal government of Xiamen, Fujian Province, and Tsinghua University in Beijing jointly established a "Cross-Strait Tsinghua Research Institute."

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