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 collapse of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) in the local elections last year began with the controversy of thesis plagiarism of former Hsinchu Mayor Lin Chih-chien.Details
Representatives from Taiwan and the United States signed the first agreement under the "U.S.-Taiwan Initiative on 21st Century Trade" on June 1, 2023.Details
May 29: Semiconductor company MediaTek and NVIDIA officially announced their cooperation. The two companies will join hands to enter the automotive market. Focusing on smart cars, the integration of NVIDIA GPU technology in automotive system-on-chips (SoCs) will aim to create a new-generation all-round smart cabin with both artificial intelligence capabilities and safety features.Details
The recent remarks of William Lai, presidential candidate of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), describing the cross-strait relationship as “the federation of brothers” have encountered harsh criticism.Details
When to compile the budget for the next self-made submarines has become a contentious issue recently in Taiwan.Details
May 22: The Department of Statistics, Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA), announced that value of export orders in April was US$42.4 billion, a decrease of 18.1 percent compared with the figure during the same period last year and a decrease of 8.8 percent compared with that in March. With eight consecutive months of negative export growth and a prediction by the MOEA that a double-digit percentage decline in exports will be observed in May, negative economic growth in the first half of the year is almost certain. Minister Kung Ming-hsin of the National Development Council stated that recovery and rebound should be observed in the fourth quarter at the latest.Details
Although Terry Gou, founder of Hon Hai Precision Industry Company (Foxconn), held four large-scale campaign rallies from southern to northern Taiwan in early May, and reached a climax with a "Peace Declaration" in Kinmen, he was eventually informed by the Chairman Eric Chu of the Kuomintang (KMT) that he will not be recruited as the party’s presidential candidate.Details