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.
With tensions mounting in the Taiwan Strait, people are concerned whether the time of mandatory military service will be restored to one year.Details
November 14: According to media reports, military sources indicate competitive U.S. and Chinese fighter jet activity in the Pacific Ocean east of Taiwan for three days and three nights. Within three days, the United States dispatched more than 100 fighter sorties, and China dispatched more than 300. According to military personnel, the United States conducted "long-distance raid" training to test the capabilities of the People's Liberation Army (PLA). Taiwan monitored and oversaw the entire process.Details
The results of the midterm election in the United States reaffirmed the polarization and populism in American politics.Details
The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) successfully won the elections from 2014 to 2020 by promoting "resist China to protect Taiwan."Details
November 6: Taipei mayoral candidate Chen Shih-chung of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) is mired in a controversy about his marital fidelity. Taipei City Councilor Hsu Chiao-hsin of the Kuomintang (KMT) posted photos on Facebook exposing that after dining at an upscale restaurant with a minimum consumption of NT$80,000 (about US$2,562) and appearing slightly drunk, Chen held hands and hugged the shoulder of Lee Ya-ling, deputy superintendent of the Songde branch of the Taipei City Hospital, while her husband was beside her. Hsu questioned Chen's morality.Details
During his Palau trip, Vice President William Lai discussed cross-strait relations.Details
The ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has entertained a fantasy in this upcoming local election that numerous voters will respond to its slogan of "resist China to protect Taiwan."Details