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.

First Battle Will Be the Last? Ma May Have Misspoken but Doesn't Mean Tsai is Right

First Battle Will Be the Last? Ma May Have Misspoken but Doesn't Mean Tsai is Right

Former President Ma Ying-jeou was invited to the Rotary Club to give a speech on "Cross-Strait Relations and Taiwan's Security".

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Taiwan's Strategic Shift: From Defensive to Offensive

Taiwan's Strategic Shift: From Defensive to Offensive

The quietest but most influential move of the administration of President Tsai Ing-wen in its first four years was to change Taiwan's strategic role.

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This Week in Taiwan 0810-0815

This Week in Taiwan 0810-0815

August 11: Secretary of Health and Welfare Alex Azar of the United States visited Taiwan for four days from August 9 to 12. He attended a ceremony witnessing the signature of a U.S.-Taiwan memorandum of understanding on health cooperation. When he met with President Tsai Ing-wen, Azar praised Taiwan's epidemic prevention achievements as an example to the world. Azar added that his trip is meant to express President Donald Trump's strong friendship with and support of Taiwan. 

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Dominating Government Bids, DPP Supporters Are Biggest Beneficiaries

Dominating Government Bids, DPP Supporters Are Biggest Beneficiaries

Facing the surging wave of the bribery scandal by legislators, President Tsai Ing-wen came to the forefront and said that the law serves as the bottom line on ethics.

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Long Live Marketing! Secrets Behind the Monopoly by DPP's Middle-Aged Generation

Long Live Marketing! Secrets Behind the Monopoly by DPP's Middle-Aged Generation

According to this newspaper's investigation, although there is a prepared list of 4,000 some members of review committees by the Executive Yuan, six former Democratic Progressive Party (DPP)'s party officials always appear on the review committees of various government tender cases.

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Party, Government, and Media Monopolized by the DPP

Party, Government, and Media Monopolized by the DPP

Recently, President Tsai Ing-wen asked its members to take actions to disprove the saying that "full governance leads to corruption" at the ruling Democratic Progressive Party's (DPP) National Congress.

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Taiwan Must Not Become a Pawn in U.S.-China Confrontation

Taiwan Must Not Become a Pawn in U.S.-China Confrontation

U.S.-China relations, starting from the trade war in 2018, has been all the way spirally sliced down.

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This Week in Taiwan 0802-0809

This Week in Taiwan 0802-0809

August 3: Office of the President Secretary-General Su Jia-chyuan was allowed to resign post because his nephew, Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Legislator Su Chen-ching, became involved in a corruption scandal. Straits Exchange Foundation Chairman David Lee will succeed as secretary-general to the president. President Tsai Ing-wen also warned her administration that those who wish to make a fortune should take other roads. Political power must not be used for personal gain, which would only destroy the people's trust in the administration.

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Lee Teng-hui Passes Away on July 30, Leaving Complicated Legacy

Lee Teng-hui Passes Away on July 30, Leaving Complicated Legacy

Former President Lee Teng-hui of the Republic of China (Taiwan) passed away on July 30, at the age of 98.

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Lee Teng-hui's Glory and Darkness: Taiwan's Unbearable Turning Point

Lee Teng-hui's Glory and Darkness: Taiwan's Unbearable Turning Point

As the leader of Taiwan's transition from an authoritarian country to a democracy, former President Lee Teng-hui won the nice title of "Mr. Democracy".

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