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.

Wake Up from Fabricated U.S. Illusion

Wake Up from Fabricated U.S. Illusion

The United States withdrawal has resulted in the sudden change in the situation in Afghanistan, triggering many to discuss the possibility of "Afghanistan today, Taiwan tomorrow."

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This Week in Taiwan 0815-0821

This Week in Taiwan 0815-0821

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.

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Sharp Turn on Five-time Stimulus Voucher

Sharp Turn on Five-time Stimulus Voucher

The five-time stimulus voucher policy made a sharp turn after Premier Su Tseng-chang consulted with some related ministries last night.

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With Policy Flip-flops on Stimulus Vouchers, Does Premier Su Still Retain Leadership?

With Policy Flip-flops on Stimulus Vouchers, Does Premier Su Still Retain Leadership?

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).

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A Note of Alarm on Taiwan's Defense

A Note of Alarm on Taiwan's Defense

Diplomacy and national defense are businesses of conscience, because only those directly involved know what is really going on; those outside could hardly exercise oversight.

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Lithuania Backs Taiwan, Substantive Benefits Remain to Be Seen

Lithuania Backs Taiwan, Substantive Benefits Remain to Be Seen

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.

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Afghanistan Politics Overturned, Why Can Taiwan Still Be So Indifferent?

Afghanistan Politics Overturned, Why Can Taiwan Still Be So Indifferent?

The war situation in Afghanistan is developing astonishingly, and the Taliban armed forces are unstoppable.

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This Week in Taiwan 0808-0814

This Week in Taiwan 0808-0814

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.

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Lee Hsien Loong: Cross-Strait Situation At Risk of Misjudgment

Lee Hsien Loong: Cross-Strait Situation At Risk of Misjudgment

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.

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Use "One Country, Two Areas" to Relieve Miscalculation in the Taiwan Strait

Use "One Country, Two Areas" to Relieve Miscalculation in the Taiwan Strait

A newspaper reported that Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong of Singapore talked about the situation in the Taiwan Strait.

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