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.

The Lesson of Ukraine:Tsai is Not Zelensky

The Lesson of Ukraine:Tsai is Not Zelensky

The world is all about Ukraine while Taiwan has been sidelined.

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Beware of the Political Impact of Pompeo Visit to Taiwan

Beware of the Political Impact of Pompeo Visit to Taiwan

Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo of the United States will visit Taiwan on March 2 and meet with President Tsai Ing-wen, Premier Su Tseng-chang, Speaker You Si-kun of the Legislative Yuan, and Minister of Foreign Affairs Joseph Wu.

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This Week in Taiwan 0220-0226

This Week in Taiwan 0220-0226

February 20: The 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics closed, ending the 17-day event. Host country China ranked third in the medal table with nine gold medals, four silver, and two bronze, behind Norway and Germany. The United States ranked fourth with eight gold medals. However, the Chinese Taipei Olympic delegation representing Taiwan was unable to win any medal.

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Effect of the Ukraine Crisis on Taiwan

Effect of the Ukraine Crisis on Taiwan

With the Russian army gathered on the Ukrainian border, many western countries are urgently mediating in order to prevent the war that is about to break out.

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Analysis of the Linkage Between Taiwan and Ukraine

Analysis of the Linkage Between Taiwan and Ukraine

The tense confrontation along the border of Ukraine and Russia in like manner has impact on the development of political situation in Taipei.

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Is Taiwan a Gold-Plated Democracy?

Is Taiwan a Gold-Plated Democracy?

Taiwan's democracy index has been rising in international rankings.

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This Week in Taiwan 0213-0219

This Week in Taiwan 0213-0219

February 13: A group of People's Liberation Army (PLA) aircraft were said to have intruded upon Taiwan's "air space" near the Pratas Island on February 12. However, despite the broadcast expelling the mainland Chinese jets announcing otherwise, the Air Force Command stated on February 13 that PLA aircraft did not actually enter Pratas Island air space. The content of the broadcast was only an early expulsion warning.

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Public Worry Grows as Taiwan Lifts Restrictions on Fukushima Food Imports

Public Worry Grows as Taiwan Lifts Restrictions on Fukushima Food Imports

The government announced on February 8 Taiwan would lift the ban on food from five counties and cities around Fukushima, Japan.

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Three Reservations About Lifting Ban on Nuclear-Contaminated Food Imports from Fukushima

Three Reservations About Lifting Ban on Nuclear-Contaminated Food Imports from Fukushima

The Executive Yuan announced suddenly the lifting of ban on food products from five Japanese prefectures affected by the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, taking effect on February 21.

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To Unify Taiwan Wisely, No Need to Enact a Law

To Unify Taiwan Wisely, No Need to Enact a Law

Zhang Nianchi, a renowned mainland Chinese scholar on Taiwan affairs and former director of the Shanghai Institute of East Asian Studies, recently wrote that the mainland urgently needs to enact a “Unification Act” now, covering measures of peaceful unification and forceful unification, because acting by the law could not only coerce the other side but also stabilize its own side, and using law as a weapon could be very powerful.

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