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.

In-Depth Implications of the China-Russia Joint Statement

In-Depth Implications of the China-Russia Joint Statement

Under American diplomatic boycott, President Vladimir Putin of Russia attended the opening ceremony of the Beijing Winter Olympics and held talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping.

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February 8: The Pentagon announced on February 7 that the United States Department of State has approved the sale of equipment and services worth $100 million to Taiwan to help maintain and improve the Patriot missile system, strengthen Taiwan’s air defense system and surveillance capabilities, and deter regional threats. This is the second arms sales to Taiwan since President Joe Biden took office. The procedure of notifying Congress will take place, and the arms sale is expected to take effect in a month.

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Meeting Lai by "Accident," Harris Keeps Her Distance on Facebook

Meeting Lai by "Accident," Harris Keeps Her Distance on Facebook

Vice President William Lai and Vice President Kamala Harris of the United States met by “accident” at the presidential inauguration in Honduras, but a later photo posted on Harris’s Facebook shows only one unidentifiable hand.

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Lai's 30-Second Encounter Reveals True States of U.S.-Taiwan Relations

Lai's 30-Second Encounter Reveals True States of U.S.-Taiwan Relations

Vice President William Lai completed his first foreign visit in office and greeted Vice President Kamala Harris of the United States in the same picture, which was rendered as a "30-second historic interaction" and a "big diplomatic breakthrough".

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Start Cycle of Cross Strait Goodwill with the Understanding of the Winter Olympics

Start Cycle of Cross Strait Goodwill with the Understanding of the Winter Olympics

After many twists and turns, the Chinese Taipei delegation representing Taiwan appeared without a hitch at the opening ceremony of the Beijing Winter Olympics.

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January 25: In the case involving the abuse of Legislator Kao Chia-yu by his boyfriend Lin Ping-shu, the New Taipei District Prosecutor's Office concluded that Lin committed domestic violence, threatened to retaliate the victim with intimate photos, found people to frame Kao on the Facebook pages of various elected officials affiliated with the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), and instructed friends to forge bank deposit records. The prosecution charged Lin with intimidation, offense against privacy, and document forgery and asked the judge to impose a serious sentence. 

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President Tsai's Praise of Chiang Ching-kuo Creates Noise within Ruling DPP

President Tsai's Praise of Chiang Ching-kuo Creates Noise within Ruling DPP

The opening of the President Chiang Ching-kuo Chi-Hai Cultural Park and the Chiang Ching-kuo Presidential Library on January 22 invited President Tsai Ing-wen to deliver remarks, which lauded that President Chiang's firm stance on protecting Taiwan was undoubtedly the greatest common ground among the people of Taiwan at the present time.

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Do Not Distort the Legacy of Chiang Ching-kuo

Do Not Distort the Legacy of Chiang Ching-kuo

At the inauguration of the President Chiang Ching-kuo Memorial Park, President Tsai Ing-wen not only participated in person but also recognized Chiang’s position of "countering Communism and defending Taiwan."

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Su Chi:China will Deal with the Taiwan Question Unilaterally, Without Negotiating with Taiwan

Su Chi:China will Deal with the Taiwan Question Unilaterally, Without Negotiating with Taiwan

Su Chi, chairman of the Taipei Forum Foundation and former secretary-general, described cross-strait relations  as "externally relaxed and internally tense" on January 20.

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January 17: In an interview with an Indian television station, Prime Minister Janez Jansa for Slovenia stated that Slovenia is negotiating with Taiwan on establishing representative offices. He expressed support for self-determination by the people of Taiwan. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs expressed welcome and thanks.

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