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.

What Has Taiwan Learned from the Russia-Ukraine War?

What Has Taiwan Learned from the Russia-Ukraine War?

The Russia-Ukraine war on the surface was the result of the accumulation of old and new scores between the two countries, but behind the scene it was not without the power manipulation by the United States.

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This Week in Taiwan 0501-0507

This Week in Taiwan 0501-0507

May 2: The Russia-Ukraine War is affecting military production capacity of the United States. The Department of State notified Taiwan that the first arms sale by the administration of President Joe Biden, 40 units of the M109A6 howitzer for about $750 million, would be suspended. The Ministry of National Defense (MND) confirmed that the United States has informed Taiwan that the arms will not be delivered until at least 2026. In addition, Taiwan's procurement of man-portable stinger missiles may also see delayed delivery. The MND will continue to ask that the United States perform the contract.

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Is Graham's Request for Taiwan to Purchase 24 Boeing 787 Aircraft a Rashomon?

Is Graham's Request for Taiwan to Purchase 24 Boeing 787 Aircraft a Rashomon?

When he led a United States Congressional delegation to visit Taiwan on April 15, Republican Senator Lindsey Graham asked President Tsai Ing-wen to purchase Boeing 787 airliners.

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Is Paying A Protection Fee the Norm?

Is Paying A Protection Fee the Norm?

A United States Congressional delegation visited Taiwan in the middle of April.

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How Much Money Will "Medigen Family" Test Kits Make?

How Much Money Will "Medigen Family" Test Kits Make?

On April 29 before the Labor Day long weekend, many pharmacies on Taiwan were anxiously waiting for the delivery of coronavirus (COVID-19) rapid test kits, but the miracle did not happen; at the same time, President Tsai Ing-wen posted on her Facebook photos of her visiting a used book store a decade ago, and many people admired that unlike ordinary people, Tsai remained very calm.

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This Week in Taiwan 0424-0430

This Week in Taiwan 0424-0430

April 25: The Executive Yuan has promoted air conditioning for every classroom, installing more than 184,000 air conditioning units in more than 3,500 public primary and secondary schools across Taiwan. At Heh Sheng Primary School in Pingtung, Premier Su Tseng-chang connected with 22 local government executives to synchronously activate air conditioning in classrooms.

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CTS News Misinforms Viewers About PLA Missile Attack, Causing Panic

CTS News Misinforms Viewers About PLA Missile Attack, Causing Panic

During the morning news broadcast from 7 AM on April 20, CTS News ran in the news ticker that New Taipei City hit by a People’s Liberation Army (PLA) missile; vessels in Taipei Harbor destroyed; facilities and vessels were damaged.

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With Amendment to Help Former President, the DPP Becomes Corruption Accomplice

With Amendment to Help Former President, the DPP Becomes Corruption Accomplice

On April 21, the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) leveraged its majority to ram a bill to decriminalize the use of State Affairs Funds through the legislature within five minutes.

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This Week in Taiwan 0417-0423

This Week in Taiwan 0417-0423

April 18: According to the media, with the consent of the United States, Taiwan is extending the airport runway on Taiping Island by 350 meters, from the current 1,150 meters to the 1,500 meters. The Air Force has completed the construction tender. It can be used by fighter jets to take off and land when necessary.  

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