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.

Former Premier: U.S.-China Relations Destined for War or Peace? Taiwan Can Play Key Role

Former Premier: U.S.-China Relations Destined for War or Peace? Taiwan Can Play Key Role

TVBS and Fair Winds Foundation co-organized a televised public forum yesterday discussing the new state of affairs in international relations after the inauguration of President Joe Biden in the United States.

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Allison: Taiwan Could Be Flash Point in U.S.-China Relations

Allison: Taiwan Could Be Flash Point in U.S.-China Relations

Graham Allison, a core strategist of President Joe Biden of the United States, said in an exclusive interview with TVBS that Taiwan is a flashpoint that worries him most.

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As World History Turns, Has Tsai Administration Waken from Anti-China Dream?

As World History Turns, Has Tsai Administration Waken from Anti-China Dream?

Representative to the United States Bi-khim Hsiao was invited to the inaugural ceremony of President Joe Biden.

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This Week in Taiwan 0117-0124

This Week in Taiwan 0117-0124

January 18: Eight individuals who stormed the Executive Yuan in 2014, including Wei Yang, the son of Chairwoman Yang Cui of the Transitional Justice Commission, were sentenced to two to four months, respectively, for incitement in the previous appellate trial. The Supreme Court held that they were innocent, acknowledging a "civil disobedience" defense, revoking the previous decision and remanding the case back to the Taiwan High Court. Compared to the dismissal of the storming of the Capitol as "insurrection" in the United States, Taiwan's judicial decision is rather shocking. 

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Taoyuan Councilor Recalled, First Domino Effect of Controversial Ractopamine Pork Policy

Taoyuan Councilor Recalled, First Domino Effect of Controversial Ractopamine Pork Policy

The Central Election Commission announced that the Democratic Progressive Party's (DPP) Taoyuan City Councilman Wang Hao-yu's recall was passed.

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Who Made Recalls Driven by Hatred?

Who Made Recalls Driven by Hatred?

The recall of Taoyuan City Councilman Wang Hao-yu perhaps falls short of a truly satisfying victory, but it strikes a blow against those that merely govern with lip service rather than actions.

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Is Taiwan "Free China"?

Is Taiwan "Free China"?

United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, desirous of allying Taiwan to confront China, used the term "Free China" to praise Taiwan even at the cost of losing his portfolio.

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Biden to Face Realities Domestic and Foreign

Biden to Face Realities Domestic and Foreign

It was difficult enough for Joe Biden to come to power in the United States.

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This Week in Taiwan 0110-0117

This Week in Taiwan 0110-0117

January 13: The United States National Security Council released the classified "U.S. Strategic Framework for the Indo-Pacific." The document clearly indicates: "defending the first island-chain nations, including Taiwan." The strategic framework also mentions defending Taiwan against Chinese invasion and enabling Taiwan to develop an effective asymmetric defense strategy and capabilities, as well as strengthening and accelerating the rise of India to help it become a vital partner in combating China. 

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While World Condemns Storming of U.S. Capitol, Taiwan's Government Stays Silent

While World Condemns Storming of U.S. Capitol, Taiwan's Government Stays Silent

The United States Capitol was stormed by supporters of President Donald Trump on January 6 in an attempt to block the certification of the results of the 2020 presidential election, an event which shocked the world.

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