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.
August 16: Minister Chen Shih-chung, who heads the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC), announced that Taiwan's United Biomedical (UBI) vaccine did not pass the review for emergency use authorization (EUA) because its neutralizing antibody data did not meet the audit standards compared to the AstraZeneca vaccine.Details
The Executive Yuan insisted that the people pay NT$1,000 (about US$36) upfront to obtain the stimulus vouchers at NT$5,000 (about US$180).Details
Lithuania had announced that it would allow us to set up a representative office in Lithuania under the name of the "Taiwanese Representative Office", while the administration of President Tsai Ing-wen declared it a major diplomatic breakthrough.Details
The war situation in Afghanistan is developing astonishingly, and the Taliban armed forces are unstoppable.Details
August 9: Days of torrential rain struck Kaohsiung, and the Mingba Kelu Bridge on Taiwan Route 20 was disrupted by the rising Yusui Stream around noon on August 7, stranding a total of 501 people from three aboriginal tribes in Taoyuan District. On August 8 and 9, the Kaohsiung City Government asked the National Airborne Service Corps, Ministry of the Interior, to dispatch three Black Hawk helicopters to deliver more than a ton of necessities and medicines to the victims and transporting two tribal patients to receive medical treatment.Details
When speaking about the situation in the Taiwan Strait on August 3, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong of Singapore said that mainland China will not unilaterally take action against Taiwan, but there is a big danger with possible misjudgments or accidents.Details
A newspaper reported that Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong of Singapore talked about the situation in the Taiwan Strait.Details