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.

Plans to Import Japan's Nuclear Food with a Name Change

Plans to Import Japan's Nuclear Food with a Name Change

The lifting of the ban on importing nuclear food from Fukushima is approaching!

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Drastic Changes in the Ukraine and Kazakhstan: Lessons for Taiwan

Drastic Changes in the Ukraine and Kazakhstan: Lessons for Taiwan

Russia's neighboring countries Ukraine and Kazakhstan have experienced unrest in recent days.

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With Framework Unchanged, Need for Two-Way Dialogue Across the Strait

With Framework Unchanged, Need for Two-Way Dialogue Across the Strait

In an exclusive media interview on January 8, Vice President Sun Yafu of the Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Straits (ARATS) noted the possibility of war across the strait.

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This Week in Taiwan 0109-0115

This Week in Taiwan 0109-0115

January 10: The Ministry of the Interior announced that the total population in 2021 was 23.37 million, 185,000 less people than 2020, and the second consecutive year of negative population growth. In 2021, Taiwan had 153,820 newborns, and the number of births were lower than the number of deaths each month. Additionally, 114,606 couples were married in the year, also a record low marriage rate. 

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Confirmed Cases Surge, Most from U.S., CECC Lists All Countries As Level 3 Pandemic Areas

Confirmed Cases Surge, Most from U.S., CECC Lists All Countries As Level 3 Pandemic Areas

There has been a sharp increase in the number of cases imported to Taiwan from abroad, with 58 cases on January 7, setting a new high since the onset of the pandemic two years ago.

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Omicron's Siege

Omicron's Siege

Omicron should have spread to the community.

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Big-Nation Diplomacy by Small Country: Hard to Get Instant Results

Big-Nation Diplomacy by Small Country: Hard to Get Instant Results

Even though President Gitanas Nauseda of Lithuania thought it a mistake to set up a representative office for Taiwan in Lithuania with "Taiwanese" in the title, Secretary of State John Blinken of the United States immediately called on foreign ministers of 12 countries in the Middle East and western Europe to express his support for the decision.

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This Week in Taiwan 0102-0108

This Week in Taiwan 0102-0108

January 3: Japan's Sankei Shimbun reported that Taiwan proposed to Japan in February 2019 that the two governments establish a mechanism to instantly exchange information about Chinese military aircraft. But considering the lack of diplomatic relations and concerns about the "One China" principle, Japan avoided answering. This was the first time that Taiwan officially proposed defense cooperation with Japan. 

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In New Year Address, President Tsai Calls Beijing to Reject Military Adventurism, Use of Force

In New Year Address, President Tsai Calls Beijing to Reject Military Adventurism, Use of Force

President Tsai Ing-wen delivered her New Year address at the Presidential Office yesterday.

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Seemingly Glamorous Record Conceals Hollowing Crisis

Seemingly Glamorous Record Conceals Hollowing Crisis

Driven by the global recovery, Taiwan's economy grew over 6 percent in 2021, its stock market index closed at 18,000 points, and the Evergreen Marine gave out 40-month bonus to each of its employees.

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