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.
On April 21, the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) leveraged its majority to ram a bill to decriminalize the use of State Affairs Funds through the legislature within five minutes.Details
April 18: According to the media, with the consent of the United States, Taiwan is extending the airport runway on Taiping Island by 350 meters, from the current 1,150 meters to the 1,500 meters. The Air Force has completed the construction tender. It can be used by fighter jets to take off and land when necessary.Details
Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, ranking Republican on the Senate Budget Committee, led a Congressional delegation to visit Taiwan for 24 hours.Details
Political parties are essential institutions of democracy.Details
April 11: What is the focus of the next wave of United States arms sales to Taiwan? The Ministry of National Defense described in the Legislative Yuan "four nos" on arms procurement from the United States, including no second long-range early warning radars, no Apache helicopters, no U.S. military de-commissioned warships, and no Black Hawk helicopters.Details
Japan's Fuji News Network exclusively reported on April 7 that Speaker Nancy Pelosi of the United States House of Representatives was scheduled to lead a Congressional delegation to fly from the United States to Japan on April 8 and meet Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on April 10.Details
April 6: Chairman Eric Chu of the Kuomintang (KMT) announced that Director Alexander Huang of the Department of International Affairs will serve as representative to the United States, and Deputy Director Eric Huang will serve as deputy representative permanently stationed in the United States. Chu is expected to visit the United States in late May, accompanied by Vice Chairman Andrew Hsia. The tentative itinerary includes visits to five major cities (Boston, Washington, New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles), where he will publicly deliver remarks.Details