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.

AI Leverages Taiwan:Why Huang, Su, and Gelsinger Laud TSMC's Importance

AI Leverages Taiwan:Why Huang, Su, and Gelsinger Laud TSMC's Importance

On June 4, the global tech industry spotlight focused on Taiwan, marking two significant events: the annual Taipei International Computer Show and the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's (TSMC) shareholders meeting.

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Taiwan's Choice under Impact of ECFA and AI

Taiwan's Choice under Impact of ECFA and AI

Two major events that are impactful on Taiwan's economy occurred recently: First, mainland China canceled 134 preferential tariff items on the early harvest list of the cross-strait Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement (ECFA), impacting Taiwan's traditional manufacturing industries and leading to falling stock prices of related companies.

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Power Swallowed the DPP at one Gulp

Power Swallowed the DPP at one Gulp

The Executive Yuan has decided to request a reconsideration of the Legislative Yuan's third reading passage of the "Law Governing the Legislative Yuan's Power" and the "Criminal Code" amendments related to legislative reform.

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This Week in Taiwan 0602-0608

This Week in Taiwan 0602-0608

June 5: NVIDIA announced that the company will increase its investment in Taiwan. CEO Jensen Huang mentioned that the AI supercomputer center might be located in Kaohsiung, while the research center could be near Taipei. The headquarters location is still undecided. Minister Wu Cheng-wen of the National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) confirmed that the NSTC has been in contact with NVIDIA, and there is a possibility of donating some computing power to the academic community.

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DPP Suspected of Using Telecom Signals to Track Protesters, Prosecutors Launch Investigation

DPP Suspected of Using Telecom Signals to Track Protesters, Prosecutors Launch Investigation

Wang Yi-chuan, policy director of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), publicly stated on a political talk show that they analyzed cell tower signals to determine the composition of the crowd protesting outside the Legislative Yuan, comparing them with participants in other civic movements to see if they overlap.

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What Crime for Despising the People?

What Crime for Despising the People?

Amid protests over the Legislative Yuan's expansion of powers, an offshoot case involving the "Bluebird Movement" emerged.

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Taiwan Ought to Prepare for ECFA Termination and Disappearance of Traditional Industries

Taiwan Ought to Prepare for ECFA Termination and Disappearance of Traditional Industries

Taiwan must prepare for the probable termination of the cross-strait Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement (ECFA) and the disappearance of traditional industries.

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This Week in Taiwan 0526-0601

This Week in Taiwan 0526-0601

May 25: The Legislative Yuan reviewed reform bills and saw intense physical conflicts between political parties. Large crowds gathered outside the Legislative Yuan to protest the proposed changes.

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Lai's "Two-State Theory" Angered China

Lai's "Two-State Theory" Angered China

On President Lai Ching-te’s fourth day in office, the Eastern Theater Command of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) announced the exercises, code named "Joint Sword-2024A", to combat the arrogance of Taiwan independence and deter the interference and intervention of external forces.

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U.S.-China Strategic Mutual Trust Lost

U.S.-China Strategic Mutual Trust Lost

Before May 20, American officials made many trips to Taiwan and mainland China, hoping that preventive diplomacy could work, but Beijing still reacted strongly to President Lai Ching-teh’s inaugural address and conducted military exercises.

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