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.

Prosecutor-General Nominee's Path Through the Ranks

Prosecutor-General Nominee's Path Through the Ranks

President Tsai Ing-wen sent the prosecutor-general's nomination letter to the Legislative Yuan today.

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This Week in Taiwan 0327-0403

March 27: During her remarks at an event in Chiayi, President Tsai Ing-wen stated that from the Russian-Ukrainian war, people see the importance of drones, and the government is planning to make Chiayi an important bastion for aerospace drones. The Chiayi County Government is planning an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) artificial intelligence (AI) innovation research and development center, which will begin operations in August. In the future, the center will cooperate with the National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology to develop Taiwan's UAV industry.

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Chiu Touts Mutual Recognition, Criticized by KMT as Unconstitutional

Chiu Touts Mutual Recognition, Criticized by KMT as Unconstitutional

Minister Chiu Tai-san of the Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) sent signals related to the cross-strait negotiation the day before yesterday that if "upholding the sovereignty of the Republic of China" does not count as Taiwan independence, it would be a better condition for negotiation with mainland China.

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Does Taiwan Really Want to Race to the Battleground?

Does Taiwan Really Want to Race to the Battleground?

With the concern over "Ukraine today, Taiwan tomorrow" ascending, the Ministry of National Defense began to review extending the current military training service.

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Tsai Stands with Zelenskyy, But He is Busy Seeking Xi

Tsai Stands with Zelenskyy, But He is Busy Seeking Xi

In the video conference with former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan, President Tsai Ing-wen told Mr. Abe that Taiwan has joined the economic sanctions against Russia and started humanitarian assistance to Ukraine, and Taiwan would firmly stand with Ukraine.

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Government Spending to Maintain Cyber-Army A Democracy Virus?Scholar Wary About Monopolized Marketplace of Ideas

Government Spending to Maintain Cyber-Army A Democracy Virus?Scholar Wary About Monopolized Marketplace of Ideas

Although Premier Su Tseng-chang stated that the government is not keeping a cyber army, previously, William Lai, now vice president, called upon President Tsai Ing-wen during his presidential primary campaign to ask her cyber army to stop attacking him in the presidential primary election of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), which raised the seriousness of the relationship between the public sector and the cyber army to the public.

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This Week in Taiwan 0320-0326

March 21: The University of Gothenburg in Sweden conducted a Varieties of Democracy project, revealing that the top three countries in the world most seriously affected by external disinformation are Taiwan, Latvia, and Palestine, and Taiwan has ranked first for nine consecutive years since 2013. Wang Yi-ting, an associate professor of political science at National Cheng Kung University who participated in the project, urges the public and the media to increase vigilance.

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U.S. Warns Sanctions Should Beijing Aid Russia

U.S. Warns Sanctions Should Beijing Aid Russia

President Joe Biden of the United States and Chinese President Xi Jinping had a video call for one hour and fifty minutes on March 18.

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Second Biden-Xi Meeting:Taiwan Independence Has Less Room for Ambiguity

Second Biden-Xi Meeting:Taiwan Independence Has Less Room for Ambiguity

In the face of the historical turning point of the Russia-Ukraine War, President Joe Biden of the United States and Chinese President Xi Jinping had a video call on March 18.

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Why Won't Xi Play Mediator between Russia, Ukraine?

Why Won't Xi Play Mediator between Russia, Ukraine?

Some have described the post-Cold War world turning a blind eye to escalating tensions between Russia and Ukraine and the present war which has caused a huge global disaster.

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