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.
New Power Party Legislator Chen Chiao-hua played three recordings at the Legislative Yuan as evidence that high-level officials of the government intervened in the process of Mirror TV's news station application so that it could get a license.Details
In the critical situation of the Taiwan Strait, when a slight move in one part may affect the situation as a whole, a new book entitled The Overall Defense Concept: An Asymmetric Approach to Taiwan’s Defense written by former Chief of the General Staff Lee Hsi-Ming has been closely watched by ranking officials in Taiwan, China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA), as well as the United States.Details
September 25: Vaccine supplies were limited when the pandemic surged in May last year. But according to statistics compiled by the Central Epidemic Command Center, as of September this year, 53.5 million doses of various brands of vaccines were purchased by the government, of which 3.5 million doses or about 6.5 percent were expired and destroyed, wasting about NT$1.2 billion (about US$37.6 million) in public funds. In particular, more than NT$500 million (about US$15.7 million) of Medigen vaccines were destroyed, the most among all brands of vaccines.Details
An annual poll on cross-strait relations by United Daily News reveals a big shift in public opinion this year.Details
At the United Nations General Assembly on September 21, President Joe Biden reiterated that the United States remains committed to its "One China".Details
September 19: In a CBS Sixty Minutes interview, President Joe Biden of the United States stated that if China were to invade Taiwan, the United States would come to Taiwan's defense. This is the fourth time that President Biden has put forward the commitment of defending Taiwan since taking office and the first such statement since Speaker Nancy Pelosi of the House of Representatives visited Taiwan. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs expressed sincere gratitude.Details
The hypersensitive "Taiwan Policy Act" approved by majority in the Foreign Relations Committee of United States Senate, while partial clauses with the dint of Taiwan Sovereignty were revised, but military support of Taiwan was obviously reinforced.Details