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.

NT$14 Billion Cake:Rapid Test Kit EUA Yields Amazing Profits Make You Rich?

NT$14 Billion Cake:Rapid Test Kit EUA Yields Amazing Profits Make You Rich?

Since the local pandemic from April, scandals like the Gordon case and Daxin fraudulent rapid test kits have become common.

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U.S. Military Aircraft Passes through Taiwan Strait, Closely Watched by China

U.S. Military Aircraft Passes through Taiwan Strait, Closely Watched by China

When a U.S. P-8A patrol and reconnaissance aircraft passed through the Taiwan Strait on June 24, mainland China’s air and ground troops followed closely throughout the entire process, strongly challenging each other over the Taiwan Strait.

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Former U.S. Official Identifies Most Precarious Three Months in the Taiwan Strait

Former U.S. Official Identifies Most Precarious Three Months in the Taiwan Strait

In October 1995, the People's Liberation Army (PLA) announced it would conduct missile exercises in the Taiwan Strait.

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This Week in Taiwan 0619-0627

This Week in Taiwan 0619-0627

June 19: The winners of the 5th Tang Prize for biotechnology and medicine in 2022 were announced, and three scientists shared the NT$50 million (about US$1.6 million) prize. They successfully developed the application of mRNA technology in biomedicine, and their breakthrough research made possible mRNA vaccines, which became powerful weapons in combating the coronavirus (COVID-19). 

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Dispute Among U.S., China, and Taiwan:Is the Taiwan Strait International Waters?

Dispute Among U.S., China, and Taiwan:Is the Taiwan Strait International Waters?

According to a Bloomberg News report on June 13, when they met with their American counterparts in recent months, Chinese officials repeatedly claimed that Taiwan Strait is not international waters, raising concerns in the administration of President Joe Biden.

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Is the Verbal Sparring between the United States, China and Taiwan No More Than Routine Rhetoric?

Is the Verbal Sparring between the United States, China and Taiwan No More Than Routine Rhetoric?

"This is an act of declaring war that totally flouts the principle of peace in international relations."

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The "Grouper Incident" Alarm that Benefits Not a Given

The "Grouper Incident" Alarm that Benefits Not a Given

Following its ban on Taiwanese pineapples, wax apples, and sugar apples, Communist China recently announced a ban on Taiwanese groupers due to claims of residual additives.

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This Week in Taiwan 0612-0618

This Week in Taiwan 0612-0618

June 13: National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan of the United States met with Director Yang Jiechi of the general office of the Central Foreign Affairs Commission, Chinese Communist Party, unannounced in Luxembourg for 4.5 hours. This was the third time that the two had talks this year. The defense ministers had just met in Singapore from June 10 to June 12, while Sullivan and Yang made a special trip to meet. The timing of the meeting garnered attention.

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Chu Ends U.S. Visit:1992 Consensus is a "non-consensus consensus"

Chu Ends U.S. Visit:1992 Consensus is a "non-consensus consensus"

Chairman Eric Chu of the Kuomintang (KMT) ended his nine-day visit to the United States and arrived in Taiwan on the morning of June 12.

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What Chu Has Up His Sleeve

What Chu Has Up His Sleeve

Chairman Eric Chu of the Kuomintang (KMT) has just concluded his visit to the United States.

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