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.
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.Details
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.Details
The tense confrontation along the border of Ukraine and Russia in like manner has impact on the development of political situation in Taipei.Details
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.Details
The government announced on February 8 Taiwan would lift the ban on food from five counties and cities around Fukushima, Japan.Details
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.Details
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.Details