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.

Cheng Resigns as SEF Chairman, Presidential Office and Executive Yuan Respects Decision

Cheng Resigns as SEF Chairman, Presidential Office and Executive Yuan Respects Decision

Both the Office of the President and Executive Yuan respect the decision of Cheng Wen-tsan to resign from his position as chairman of the Straits Exchange Foundation for alleged corruption during his tenure as Taoyuan mayor between 2014 and 2022.

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Who is Taking Over the SEF? President Lai's Next Cross-Strait Card?

Who is Taking Over the SEF? President Lai's Next Cross-Strait Card?

Due to corruption charges, Cheng Wen-tsan resigned as chairman of the Straits Exchange Foundation (SEF) after taking office for just a month.

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“One China” Erased: Lai Administration Should Not Misjudge

“One China” Erased: Lai Administration Should Not Misjudge

In the midst of escalating tensions in the Taiwan Strait and fragile U.S.-China relations, Director Raymond Greene of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) reiterated the “one China” policy during his recent meeting with President Lai Ching-te.

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Authorities:Fishing Vessel Trespassed China's Closed Fishing Waters

Authorities:Fishing Vessel Trespassed China's Closed Fishing Waters

Taiwanese fishing vessel "Da Jin Man No. 88" was boarded, investigated and detained by a mainland Chinese Coast Guard vessel on the evening of July 2, before being taken to Weitou Port in Quanzhou, Fujian Province.

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Mutual Non-Denial Shaken:Mainland Denies Taiwan's Governing Authority

Mutual Non-Denial Shaken:Mainland Denies Taiwan's Governing Authority

Taiwanese fishing vessel "Da Jin Man 88" was detained for fishing in mainland waters during China's fishing moratorium. The interpretation of cross-strait relations by the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) administration, which asserts mutual non-subordination between two nations, has prompted China to respond by completely denying our governance rights.

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With Trump the Gray Rhino Coming, Is Taiwan Ready?

With Trump the Gray Rhino Coming, Is Taiwan Ready?

Following the disastrous debate performance by President Joe Biden, media outlets such as the New York Times, Time magazine and The Economist have urged him to quit his candidacy, setting off the groundswell of "dump Biden" sentiment and significantly increasing the likelihood of former President Donald Trump's return to the White House.

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This Week in Taiwan 0630-0701

This Week in Taiwan 0630-0701

July 1: Several temples in Miaoli recently received official documents from the Miaoli County Reserve Command requesting their assistance in transporting ammunition from pre-garrison points to open spaces inside the temples. This raised public concern over whether the pre-gathering points would lead to street combat in time of war. Some temples are worried that the summer heat may cause explosions and refused.

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New Cold War Hostage Diplomacy:Lai Administration Indifferent?

New Cold War Hostage Diplomacy:Lai Administration Indifferent?

China's Anti-Espionage Law came into effect on July 1st, and within the past year, eight retired Taiwanese military and police officers have been detained upon entering mainland China.

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Seizing Electoral Rights through "Recall":The DPP's Predatory Democracy

Seizing Electoral Rights through "Recall":The DPP's Predatory Democracy

Just after the presidential and legislative elections in January this year, less than five months after new legislators took office, the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), the second largest party in the Legislative Yuan, is unwilling to accept defeat and is preparing to use "recalls" to oppose the legislative reform bills.

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Perfect Storm for Ambassador Yui

Perfect Storm for Ambassador Yui

Ambassador Alexander Yui, in charge of Taiwan’s foremost foreign mission as representative of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States, faced explosive revelations from subordinates within just half a year of assuming office.

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