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.
December 12: While Minister without Portfolio Audrey Tang presented a briefing at the Summit for Democracy organized by the United States, the video was cut off momentarily, leaving only the audio. According to media reports, Tang used a map which marked Taiwan and China in different colors, implicating the U.S. "One China" policy.Details
Nicaragua announced, without early warning, the severance of formal ties with the Republic of China (Taiwan) on the morning of December 10 and switched diplomatic recognition to the Chinese mainland.Details
After Nicaragua severed its diplomatic relations with Taiwan, President Tsai Ing-wen routinely expressed regret and explained that the incident involved complicate international politics and cross-strait relations.Details
December 6: The domestic violence case involving Legislator Kao Chia-yu as the victim accidentally triggered a "national-level" cyber-army chaos. Chairman Eric Chu of the Kuomintang (KMT) called upon the Legislative Yuan for strong oversight, including cutting all government funding for maintaining cyber-armies. According to Chu, the incident allowed the public to see in-fighting within the ruling Democratic Progressive party (DPP), including maintaining cyber-armies for power struggles. These are dark forces which seriously threaten Taiwan.Details
News on November 30 of Legislator Kao Chia-yu of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) abused by her boyfriend sent shock waves across Taiwan.Details
Recently the Information Commissioner’s Office of the United Kingdom issued a decision, in which the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) denied holding of the names of President Tsai Ing-wen’s examiners and information of oral examination of her doctoral dissertation.Details
The "Thesis Gate" involving President Tsai Ing-wen has seen new developments.Details