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.

Who Can Lead Kuomintang Out of Four Predicaments: Eric Chu or Johnny Chiang?

Who Can Lead Kuomintang Out of Four Predicaments: Eric Chu or Johnny Chiang?

The chairmanship election of Kuomintang (KMT) was originally scheduled in June this year, but because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, it will be delayed until September 25.

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This Week in Taiwan 0801-0807

This Week in Taiwan 0801-0807

August 2: In a Facebook post, former Kuomintang (KMT) Chairman Eric Chu announced his candidacy for the party's chairmanship. Chu stated that the status quo must change and that hope comes with change. Chu promised that after taking office, he will launch a 2022 election strategy task force. Regarding the 2024 election, Chu proposed to selflessly launch the strongest candidate so that the KMT may return to power. 

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Wang-Sherman Meeting Sets Three-Point Bottom Line, Taiwan Most Significant

Wang-Sherman Meeting Sets Three-Point Bottom Line, Taiwan Most Significant

China's State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman of the United States in Tianjin on the afternoon on July 26.

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If China Forgoes Hegemony, Will the World Cease to Struggle?

If China Forgoes Hegemony, Will the World Cease to Struggle?

The Tianjin "meeting" between Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman of the United States went through a series of twists and turns; the reluctant encounter yielded very limited results.

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Put Nationalist Sentiment to Rest and Honor the Olympic Spirit

Put Nationalist Sentiment to Rest and Honor the Olympic Spirit

The Olympic Games are leading international sporting events that offer Taiwan the opportunity to draw world attentions.

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This Week in Taiwan 0725-0801

This Week in Taiwan 0725-0801

July 25: The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the Ministry of Health and Welfare held a meeting to approve the adoption of domestically produced Medigen vaccines, which have recently obtained emergency use authorization (EUA), into the publicly funded vaccination plan.

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Olympic Delegation Athletes Fly Economy Class, While Officials Fly Business Class, Stirring Controversy

Olympic Delegation Athletes Fly Economy Class, While Officials Fly Business Class, Stirring Controversy

The Chinese Taipei delegation to the Tokyo Olympics departed for Japan on July 19.

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Stealthy Cyber Army Hitting the Wall

Stealthy Cyber Army Hitting the Wall

Taiwan's Olympic team athletes, bearing the expectations and blessings of the people during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, flew to Tokyo to participate in the games.

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Friend, Are You Really Leaving the Group Chat?

Friend, Are You Really Leaving the Group Chat?

During this period of time, messages such as "I'm leaving because I disagree" have been appearing in group chats among friends or old classmates.

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This Week in Taiwan 0718-0724

This Week in Taiwan 0718-0724

July 19: It was reported that 15 people violated epidemic prevention regulations and gathered to dine at a luxury resort in Pingtung. The group included Executive Director Chen Cheng-wen of the Executive Yuan's Southern Taiwan Joint Services Center. For this, Chen on July 18 tendered his resignation, which was approved. On July 19, the Health Bureau of the Pingtung County Government imposed a fine of NT$100,000 (about US$3,570) against each of the 15 people who dined unlawfully. 

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