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.

TSMC's Kumamoto Facility Inaugurated, Morris Chang:AI to Drive Surge in Chip

TSMC's Kumamoto Facility Inaugurated, Morris Chang:AI to Drive Surge in Chip

The Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has inaugurated its Japan Advanced Semiconductor Manufacturing (JASM) Kumamoto Fab with an investment of US$8.6 billion.

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TSMC Kumamoto Plant Faces Three Major Challenges, Moving Supply Chain to Japan Tested

TSMC Kumamoto Plant Faces Three Major Challenges, Moving Supply Chain to Japan Tested

TSMC Short of Talent, Taiwan-Based Supply Chain Faces Competition Challenges

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DPP Ignorance Renders Incident Bitter Fruit to Swallow

DPP Ignorance Renders Incident Bitter Fruit to Swallow

A Coast Guard vessel of Taiwan rammed a mainland Chinese fishing boat on February 14, in the fishing restricted zone near Kinmen, resulting in the unfortunate drowning of two mainland fishermen.

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This Week in Taiwan 0218-0224

This Week in Taiwan 0218-0224

February 19: Tensions have escalated in the Taiwan Strait in Kinmen-Xiamen area waters. Mainland China's Coast Guard announced that it will conduct routine patrols in Kinmen-Xiamen area waters and force boarding and inspection on Taiwanese tourist boats for about half an hour near the Dadan and Erdan Islands and Wutong Waterway in Kinmen.

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Political Tensions Brewing:2 Dead After Chinese Boat Crosses Border and Was Driven Way

Political Tensions Brewing:2 Dead After Chinese Boat Crosses Border and Was Driven Way

A mainland Chinese fishing boat, refusing inspection in the waters near Kinmen, was chased by Taiwan’s coast guard vessels, resulting in the boat capsizing and two deaths.

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With No Way to Communicate, Cross-Strait Fishing Rights Face Deadlock:Thin Line Between Verbal Sparring and Misfire

With No Way to Communicate, Cross-Strait Fishing Rights Face Deadlock:Thin Line Between Verbal Sparring and Misfire

A mainland Chinese speedboat from Fujian fishing in Kinmen waters capsized during a chase by Taiwan’s Coast Guard, resulting in two casualties.

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Legislative Yuan Must Reclaim Investigative and Hearing Powers, Strive for Accountability

Legislative Yuan Must Reclaim Investigative and Hearing Powers, Strive for Accountability

With the inauguration of a new Legislative Yuan and significant changes in party representation, the Legislative Yuan is poised to shed its image of subservience to the Executive, aiming to fulfill its role as a check and balance, effectively scrutinizing the government.

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This Week in Taiwan 0204-0217

This Week in Taiwan 0204-0217

February 7: Foreign Minister Carlos Ramiro Martinez of Taiwan's diplomatic ally Guatemala informed Reuters that the country is considering establishing formal trade relations with China but plans to maintain its current relationship with Taiwan. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs responded that after his election victory, President Bernardo Arevalo of Guatemala has on many occasions publicly reiterated his support for maintaining diplomatic ties with Taiwan.

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Taiping Island Pier Renovation Completed:Will President Tsai Visit?

Taiping Island Pier Renovation Completed:Will President Tsai Visit?

The Coast Guard Administration (CGA), Ocean Affairs Council, Executive Yuan, has confirmed that the "Nansha Islands Taiping Island Harbor Dredging and Pier Renovation Project," which cost approximately NT$1.7 billion (about US$55.3 million), has been completed and passed inspection.

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Visit by President Tsai to Taiping Island Would Bolster Taiwan's South China Sea Sovereignty Claim

Visit by President Tsai to Taiping Island Would Bolster Taiwan's South China Sea Sovereignty Claim

A few months ago, American and Chinese warships had entered the waters nine nautical miles from Taiping Island, openly challenging our sovereignty.

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