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.

At Party Centennial, Xi Insists "One China" Principle, 1992 Consensus

At Party Centennial, Xi Insists "One China" Principle, 1992 Consensus

The centennial celebration of the Chinese Communist Party was held in Beijing on July 1.

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Under U.S.-China Competition, Taiwan May Be Reduced to Pawn

Under U.S.-China Competition, Taiwan May Be Reduced to Pawn

In the communique following the Group of 7 (G7) summit on June 13, an unprecedented chapter regarding stability across the Taiwan Strait was included.

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Ractopamine Pork and Vaccines:Tricky Corners of U.S.-Taiwan Negotiations

Ractopamine Pork and Vaccines:Tricky Corners of U.S.-Taiwan Negotiations

The U.S.-Taiwan Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) talks, held online by video conference, came to an end yesterday.

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This Week in Taiwan 0627-0703

This Week in Taiwan 0627-0703

June 28: The World Baseball Softball Confederation released the latest world rankings before the Olympics. In the ranking of men's baseball tallying points from 2018, Taiwan's ranking rose to 2nd in the world, its best in history. However, the Chinese Taipei Baseball Association had announced on June 2 that due to the impact of the pandemic and personnel safety, it would have to give up participation in the preliminary games in Mexico and will have to miss the Tokyo Olympics.

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Delta Variant Invades Communities in Taiwan, Testing Expanded in Certain Villages

Delta Variant Invades Communities in Taiwan, Testing Expanded in Certain Villages

The Delta variant of the coronavirus (COVID-19) has invaded communities in Taiwan, according to Minister of Health and Welfare Chen Shih-chung, who heads the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).

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Passive Response the Greatest Failure in Taiwan's Epidemic Prevention Strategy

Passive Response the Greatest Failure in Taiwan's Epidemic Prevention Strategy

It was officially announced that the disheartening Delta virus variant has intruded Taiwan, but the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) only consoled the public that in the previous week, that there were only five confirmed cases of Delta variant imported from abroad.

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How Strange Taiwan Cannot Obtain Vaccines

How Strange Taiwan Cannot Obtain Vaccines

How Mayor Ko Wen-je of Taipei calls names is sometimes close to the bone and sometimes more refined.

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This Week in Taiwan 0621-0627

This Week in Taiwan 0621-0627

June 21: The visas of seven staff members of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Hong Kong expired. The Hong Kong government had issued a letter a few days earlier requiring that the staff members endorse a "One China" policy by signature; otherwise, they would have to leave Hong Kong. All the Taiwanese representative officials in Hong Kong refused to sign, and seven returned earlier to Taiwan on June 20, while one staff member whose visa expires the end of July remains in Hong Kong. The Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) blasted the Hong Kong government for unreasonable political oppression. The MAC also called upon Taiwanese people to consider national dignity and social perception and refrain from attending the 100th anniversary activities celebrating the centennial anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party. 

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Judge Blew the Whistle:Text Message Registration System Abused, Used to Investigate Criminal Cases

Judge Blew the Whistle:Text Message Registration System Abused, Used to Investigate Criminal Cases

After raising the epidemic alert to level 3, the government introduced a "text message registration system" to facilitate the epidemic investigation.

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No Privacy:Can Human Rights Be Compromised in the Name of Epidemic Prevention?

No Privacy:Can Human Rights Be Compromised in the Name of Epidemic Prevention?

After the outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the government in Taiwan has adopted many measures for epidemic control.

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