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.
March 2: President Joe Biden of the United States sent a bi-partisan national security mission to Taiwan. Led by former Chairman Michael Glenn Mullen of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the delegation expressed firm American support for Taiwan amid the Russia-Ukraine war.Details
After Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24, Western countries led by the U.S. have imposed new set of sanctions against Russia.Details
Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo of the United States will visit Taiwan on March 2 and meet with President Tsai Ing-wen, Premier Su Tseng-chang, Speaker You Si-kun of the Legislative Yuan, and Minister of Foreign Affairs Joseph Wu.Details
February 20: The 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics closed, ending the 17-day event. Host country China ranked third in the medal table with nine gold medals, four silver, and two bronze, behind Norway and Germany. The United States ranked fourth with eight gold medals. However, the Chinese Taipei Olympic delegation representing Taiwan was unable to win any medal.Details
The tense confrontation along the border of Ukraine and Russia in like manner has impact on the development of political situation in Taipei.Details
February 13: A group of People's Liberation Army (PLA) aircraft were said to have intruded upon Taiwan's "air space" near the Pratas Island on February 12. However, despite the broadcast expelling the mainland Chinese jets announcing otherwise, the Air Force Command stated on February 13 that PLA aircraft did not actually enter Pratas Island air space. The content of the broadcast was only an early expulsion warning.Details
The government announced on February 8 Taiwan would lift the ban on food from five counties and cities around Fukushima, Japan.Details