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 Double-Standard Democratic Progressive Party

The Double-Standard Democratic Progressive Party

Power corrupts and makes a man arrogant. Since when was the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) in Taiwan corrupted?

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November 9: The Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company will set up a 7-nanometer and 28-nm fabrication plants in Kaohsiung. The current plan is to begin construction in 2022 at the old side of the Kaohsiung oil refinery plant of the Taiwan CPC Corporation and commence mass production by 2024. 

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Reuters:Six Conflict Scenarios Battling for Taiwan

Reuters:Six Conflict Scenarios Battling for Taiwan

On November 5, Reuters issued a special report titled: “T-Day: The Battle for Taiwan.”

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Why 2027 Will Be a Critical Year for Taiwan and China

Why 2027 Will Be a Critical Year for Taiwan and China

Just as the United States Department of Defense released its new "China Military Power Report" warning that China will force Taiwan to talks in 2027, Republican senators introduced a Taiwan Deterrence Act.

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When the Democratic Progressive Party is No Longer Democratic

When the Democratic Progressive Party is No Longer Democratic

The ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) just promulgated special regulations for the nomination of city mayors and county magistrates in the 2022 election.

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This Week in Taiwan 1031-1106

November 1: The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced that in response to the number of people returning to Taiwan for Chinese New Year, quarantine policies will be relaxed starting December 14. Those entering from non-key high-risk countries may shorten the quarantine period to 10 days in a hotel, followed by four days at home. Returning travelers must test three times before completing the quarantine process. 

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In CNN Interview, President Tsai Confirms U.S. Military Personnel Present in Taiwan

In CNN Interview, President Tsai Confirms U.S. Military Personnel Present in Taiwan

The recently published "2021 Chinese Military Power Report" by Ministry of National Defense clearly indicated that "Foreign military force stations in Taiwan" is one of the seven possible timings for China to invade Taiwan by force.

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As Biden's Strategy Becomes Clearer, President Tsai Will Rely More Heavily on U.S.

As Biden's Strategy Becomes Clearer, President Tsai Will Rely More Heavily on U.S.

"Taiwan's only option is to make itself stronger, more united, and more determined to defend itself. It is not our option to do nothing but rely only on the protection of others."

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"Four Noes" Referendum Campaign by DPP Only Incapacitates Taiwan's People

"Four Noes" Referendum Campaign by DPP Only Incapacitates Taiwan's People

Taiwan is counting down to the four-question referendum vote on December 18.

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October 24: According to Italy's Corriere della Sera, China is putting pressure on the Holy See to sever diplomatic relations with Taiwan to establish diplomatic ties with the mainland. The Holy See insisted on establishing an embassy in Beijing first before discussing Taiwan-Vatican relations. The mainland did not yield on this issue, and the talks fell into deadlock.

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