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.

Nicaragua Severs Diplomatic Relations with Taiwan, Implicating U.S.

Nicaragua Severs Diplomatic Relations with Taiwan, Implicating U.S.

Nicaragua announced, without early warning, the severance of formal ties with the Republic of China (Taiwan) on the morning of December 10 and switched diplomatic recognition to the Chinese mainland.

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Nicaragua Cuts Diplomatic Ties with Taiwan, Problems with "Outsourced Diplomacy" Start to Emerge

Nicaragua Cuts Diplomatic Ties with Taiwan, Problems with "Outsourced Diplomacy" Start to Emerge

After Nicaragua severed its diplomatic relations with Taiwan, President Tsai Ing-wen routinely expressed regret and explained that the incident involved complicate international politics and cross-strait relations.

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AIT Stirred Up a Hornet's Nest for Taiwan

AIT Stirred Up a Hornet's Nest for Taiwan

Several members of the United States Congress jointly proposed the "U.S.-Taiwan Public Health Protection Act" in the Senate and House of Representatives on November 4.

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This Week in Taiwan 1205-1211

This Week in Taiwan 1205-1211

December 6: The domestic violence case involving Legislator Kao Chia-yu as the victim accidentally triggered a "national-level" cyber-army chaos. Chairman Eric Chu of the Kuomintang (KMT) called upon the Legislative Yuan for strong oversight, including cutting all government funding for maintaining cyber-armies. According to Chu, the incident allowed the public to see in-fighting within the ruling Democratic Progressive party (DPP), including maintaining cyber-armies for power struggles. These are dark forces which seriously threaten Taiwan. 

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DPP Legislator Assaulted by Boyfriend Triggers In-Fighting Among DPP Cyber-Warriors, Resignation of Presidential Policy Advisor

DPP Legislator Assaulted by Boyfriend Triggers In-Fighting Among DPP Cyber-Warriors, Resignation of Presidential Policy Advisor

News on November 30 of Legislator Kao Chia-yu of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) abused by her boyfriend sent shock waves across Taiwan.

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Bring an End to the Cyber-Army Chaos

Bring an End to the Cyber-Army Chaos

After Legislator Kao Chia-yu was domestically abused by her boyfriend, it brought back out the issue of Internet armies twisting narratives.

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Taiwan is now an "illiberal democracy"

Taiwan is now an "illiberal democracy"

Recently the Information Commissioner’s Office of the United Kingdom issued a decision, in which the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) denied holding of the names of President Tsai Ing-wen’s examiners and information of oral examination of her doctoral dissertation.

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Latest Development of "Thesis Gate":LSE Denies Holding Tsai's Dissertation Committee List and Report

Latest Development of "Thesis Gate":LSE Denies Holding Tsai's Dissertation Committee List and Report

The "Thesis Gate" involving President Tsai Ing-wen has seen new developments.

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This Week in Taiwan 1128-1204

This Week in Taiwan 1128-1204

November 30: The Department of Protective Services, Ministry of Health and Welfare, released the results of a second large-scale survey on intimate relationship violence on Taiwanese women. One in every five women has experienced intimate partner violence in their lives. Among them, "mental violence" is the most common, reflecting the seriousness of the domestic violence issue in Taiwan. 

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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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