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.

Tsai Administration Should Not Insult Free Speech Martyr

Tsai Administration Should Not Insult Free Speech Martyr

The license renewal of Chung Tien Television (CtiTV) News has recently made a lot of hubbub.

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If Government Kills a Media Company

If Government Kills a Media Company

Freedom and democracy may be wiped out overnight, such as when a war breaks out.

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This Week in Taiwan 1011-1017

This Week in Taiwan 1011-1017

October 13: Minister of Transportation and Communications Lin Chia-lung met with the mayors of Taipei, New Taipei, and Keelung. They reached a consensus on upgrading the proposed Keelung Light Rail into a medium-capacity rapid transit and extending the Taipei section of the planned Keelung Metro to Nangang.

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President Tsai: Open to Dialogue with Beijing Based on Respect and Understanding

President Tsai: Open to Dialogue with Beijing Based on Respect and Understanding

In her National Day address yesterday, President Tsai Ing-wen spoke stated that her administration is determined to maintain stability in cross-strait relations, but Taiwan cannot shoulder it alone.

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U.S. Warns Beijing Against Military Unification, Suggests Taiwan Expand Arms Purchases to Become a Porcupine

U.S. Warns Beijing Against Military Unification, Suggests Taiwan Expand Arms Purchases to Become a Porcupine

U.S. National Security Advisor Robert O'Brien warned China on Wednesday against any attempt to take Taiwan by force.

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National Day Address Failed to Provide Solution for Cross-Strait Peace

National Day Address Failed to Provide Solution for Cross-Strait Peace

Faced with the increasingly chaotic situation in East Asia and the verge of military conflict in the Taiwan Strait, President Tsai Ing-wen's National Day speech continued the main theme of the past four years.

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This Week in Taiwan 1004-1010

This Week in Taiwan 1004-1010

October 5: Publicly-funded flu vaccinations began. Over 1.26 million doses were given over three days, which is 1.55 times the number last year, breaking a new record. The Ministry of Health and Welfare is expected to release 80 percent of the vaccines before October 22.

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October Surprise? President Trump Tests Positive for Coronavirus

October Surprise? President Trump Tests Positive for Coronavirus

On the early morning of October 2, President Donald Trump of the United States and his wife Melania Trump were announced that they have been diagnosed positive for coronavirus (COVID-19).

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Trump Diagnosed with Coronavirus: Do Taiwanese Still Rely on "Temperament" to Combat the Pandemic?

Trump Diagnosed with Coronavirus: Do Taiwanese Still Rely on "Temperament" to Combat the Pandemic?

The closely watched United States presidential election certainly delivered an unexpected October Surprise—not a crisis in the Taiwan Strait but an outbreak in the White House.

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President Tsai's Countermeasure for October Surprise

President Tsai's Countermeasure for October Surprise

A new phrase "October Surprise" was created last month when people were speculating whether there would be an armed conflict between mainland China and Taiwan.

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