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.

Failed Coronavirus Screening, Minister Chen a Fraudster

Failed Coronavirus Screening, Minister Chen a Fraudster

Infectious respiratory diseases come and go without a trace, and it is impossible to stop them with aimless protection.

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Taiwan Should Care More About American Politics

Taiwan Should Care More About American Politics

It wasn't so long ago that those in Taiwan could be forgiven for directing their attention outside of American politics.

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This Week in Taiwan 0509-0515

This Week in Taiwan 0509-0515

May 10: It is reported that the Penghu Defense Command, Huadong Command, and the 6th, 8th, and 10th Regiments of the Army will be renamed to five Combat Zones. Minister of National Defense Chiu Kuo-cheng confirmed this on May 10 and expressed hopes that this arrangement will enable commanders of combat zones to better coordinate the army, navy, and air forces and strengthen the joint combat capability of the military. This move will change the status quo in Taiwan where army generals serve as theater commanders.

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Gang Members Sends DPP into Governance Crisis

Gang Members Sends DPP into Governance Crisis

It started with some emboldened men in black dress broke into, at daybreak, the Zhonglun branch police station of the Songshan Precinct in Taipei and maliciously smashed computer monitor yet without legal investigation of this "Songshan Riot."

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If the President Loved Democracy as Deeply as She Protected Party

If the President Loved Democracy as Deeply as She Protected Party

The family of Chao Chieh-you, which was presumed to be an organized crime syndicate, involved itself in the gang members controversy.

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DPP Puts Chains on Already Caged Referendum

DPP Puts Chains on Already Caged Referendum

Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Legislator Su Chiao-hui, the daughter of Premier Su Tseng-chang, recently sponsored a bill to amend the Referendum Act.

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This Week in Taiwan 0502-0508

This Week in Taiwan 0502-0508

May 3: In response to the dispute surrounding the algae reef referendum, the Executive Yuan announced some changes to the extrapolation plan of the CPC Corporation's third natural gas terminal. The government plans to push out the industrial port by an additional 455 meters, or approximately 1.2 kilometers from the shore, without dredging or damaging the algal reef. But project completion will be delayed by 2.5 years and supply natural gas June 2025, with an increased budget of NT$15 billion (about US$541 million). 

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The Economist Describes Taiwan as Most Dangerous Place on Earth, Scholars Concerned

The Economist Describes Taiwan as Most Dangerous Place on Earth, Scholars Concerned

The cover image of the most recent issue of The Economist places a radar map with Taiwan in the center, a mainland Chinese flag to the left, and an American flag to the right, symbolizing the fierce rivalry between China and the United States.

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Taiwan Described "Most Dangerous Place on Earth," Security in Taiwan Strait Cannot Only Rely Upon TSMC

Taiwan Described "Most Dangerous Place on Earth," Security in Taiwan Strait Cannot Only Rely Upon TSMC

That the cover story of the latest issue of The Economist described Taiwan as “the most dangerous place on Earth” is quite shocking to us, although this is not the first time the publication has put forward similar arguments.

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Pilot Infection Sparks Epidemic Storm: Mend the Policy Loopholes First

Pilot Infection Sparks Epidemic Storm: Mend the Policy Loopholes First

The cluster infection of the China Airlines pilots is spreading to 10 pilots, further extending to clusters of five families and some hotel employees.

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