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.
The Central Election Commission announced that the Democratic Progressive Party's (DPP) Taoyuan City Councilman Wang Hao-yu's recall was passed.Details
January 13: The United States National Security Council released the classified "U.S. Strategic Framework for the Indo-Pacific." The document clearly indicates: "defending the first island-chain nations, including Taiwan." The strategic framework also mentions defending Taiwan against Chinese invasion and enabling Taiwan to develop an effective asymmetric defense strategy and capabilities, as well as strengthening and accelerating the rise of India to help it become a vital partner in combating China.Details
The United States Capitol was stormed by supporters of President Donald Trump on January 6 in an attempt to block the certification of the results of the 2020 presidential election, an event which shocked the world.Details
Taiwan's Sunflower Movement, Hong Kong's Umbrella Movement, and America’s recent protests storing the Capitol: The power of karma is really quick to transfer with the turn of history!Details
January 5: Taiwan is approaching water shortage. The Council of Agriculture (COA) announced that it would suspend irrigation for nearly 28,000 hectares (about 69,190 acres) of land in the first phase. Accounting for earlier suspension of farm irrigation in Chiayi, Tainan, Taichung, Hsinchu, and Miaoli, the total suspended irrigation land area is more than 74,000 hectares (about 182,858 acres), more than 24 percent of the total irrigation area and the largest total area in two decades. The COA assessed that compensation for suspending irrigation due to the present drought, which persisted from the second phase last year to the first phase this year, will exceed NT$7 billion (about US$250 million).Details
The tensions in the Taiwan Strait continued and the United States is about to see a transfer of power, new changes may emerge in the cross-strait relations.Details