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.

China Conducts Military Exercises, President Tsai Warns Intruders

China Conducts Military Exercises, President Tsai Warns Intruders

Recently, both U.S. and Chinese military aircraft and ships have continuously appeared in the airspace and sea around Taiwan.

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Su Chi: China May Launch “Punitive Strike" to Teach Taiwan a Lesson

Su Chi: China May Launch “Punitive Strike" to Teach Taiwan a Lesson

In face of the United States playing the "Taiwan card," former Secretary-General of the National Security Council Su Chi said today that the administration of President Tsai Ing-wen is acting as if it has bipolar disorder.

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Over-Powerful Government Pursues Judges and Elected Representatives

Over-Powerful Government Pursues Judges and Elected Representatives

Recently, the administration of President Tsai Ing-wen has taken two rare and consecutive judicial actions to pursue judges and city councilors.

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This Week in Taiwan 0906-0912

This Week in Taiwan 0906-0912

September 8: In an op-ed published by the United Daily News, a junior high school teacher alleged that the new curriculum for eighth graders greatly reduced Chinese history content. For example, discussion about the Three Kingdoms period and Wu Zetian is absent, stirring controversy. The National Academy for Education Research responded that because eighth grade students only receive a period of history education a week, Under the framework of surveying the past to understand the present, it is difficult to demand publishers to include specific content. But educators are free to exercise their discretion in teaching.

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Amid Controversial Lift of U.S. Port Containing Ractopamine, Officials Call for Consumption of Taiwanese Pork

Amid Controversial Lift of U.S. Port Containing Ractopamine, Officials Call for Consumption of Taiwanese Pork

On August 28, President Tsai Ing-Wen made an announcement that Taiwan will lift import restrictions on American pork containing ractopamine, as well as beef of cattle over 30 months of age.

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China Can Import Ractopamine-Free U.S. Pork, Why Can't Taiwan?

China Can Import Ractopamine-Free U.S. Pork, Why Can't Taiwan?

Among the arguments of imported pork from the United States over the impact to public health and local pork farmers, there is one overlooked fact worth our concern.

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Sudden Lift of U.S. Pork Import Restrictions: Will Our People Sacrifice Family Happiness Too?

Sudden Lift of U.S. Pork Import Restrictions: Will Our People Sacrifice Family Happiness Too?

Executive Yuan Spokesman Ting Yi-ming said in today's press conference after the Cabinet meeting that the U.S. frozen pork viscera is not to Taiwan's taste and no business would import them to Taiwan.

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This Week in Taiwan 0830-0905

This Week in Taiwan 0830-0905

August 31: The American Institute in Taiwan declassified two 1982 telegrams related to arms sales to Taiwan. They reveal that the capability and quantity of weapons provided to Taiwan is dependent upon the military threat posed by the People's Republic of China. If China were to threaten regional security by adopting a hostile or aggressive position or establish military projection capabilities, the United States will increase arms sales with Taiwan. 

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Taiwan Lifts Import Restrictions on U.S. Pork and Beef, Exchanges Food Safety for Trade Talks

Taiwan Lifts Import Restrictions on U.S. Pork and Beef, Exchanges Food Safety for Trade Talks

President Tsai: Lift of Import Restrictions Consistent with National Interests and Strategy

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President Tsai Proves DPP Misled Taiwan on U.S. Pork Import Policy

President Tsai Proves DPP Misled Taiwan on U.S. Pork Import Policy

President Tsai Ing-wen made a surprise attack on August 28 before the weekend by announcing that Taiwan will allow import of American pork containing ractopamine, a controversial feed additive, and American beef from cattle aged over 30 months effective January 1, 2021.

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