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.

Biden: U.S. Does Not Encourage Taiwan Independence

At the first virtual meeting between President Joe Biden of the United States and Chinese President Xi Jinping, Mr. Xi warned Taiwan and the United States not to play with fire.

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Taiwan's NTHU Infiltrated by China?Association of National Universities Rebounds

The alumni association of Taiwan's National Tsing Hua University (NTHU), municipal government of Xiamen, Fujian Province, and Tsing Hua University in Beijing jointly established a "Cross-Strait Tsing Hua Research Institute."

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Reuters:6 Conflict Scenarios in the Taiwan Strait, NSB Director-General:China Won't Attack Taiwan Before 2024

On November 5, Reuters issued a special report titled: "T-Day: The Battle for Taiwan."

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President Tsai Confirms U.S. Military Presence in Taiwan, Defense Minister: Training Assistance

The recently published “2021 Chinese Military Power Report” by Ministry of National Defense indicates that foreign military force stationed in Taiwan is one of the seven possible situations for mainland China to invade Taiwan by force.

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President Biden Commits to Defending Taiwan

On October 21, President Joe Biden responded on CNN twice to the question, "Will the United States defend Taiwan if China attacks Taiwan?” by saying: “Yes, we have a commitment to do that.”

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Putin:China Could Seize Taiwan Without Force

President Vladimir Putin of Russia said to a United States reporter during the Russia Energy Week conference on October 13 that China is a huge and powerful economy, and through economic strength, China is fully capable of achieving its goal to unify Taiwan.

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As PLA Continues Air Incursions, President Tsai Urges China to Exercise Restraint

Before the National Day on October 10, the People's Liberation Army (PLA) air crafts intruded the southwest airspace of Taiwan's Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ), and the number of sorties repeatedly reached a new high.

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U.S. Forces TSMC to Hand Over Secrets, Taiwan Government Stays Silent

In order to address its chip shortage, the United States has requested major semiconductor manufacturers, among others, to hand over their customer lists, inventories and related confidential corporate information within 45 days.

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Eric Chu Elected KMT Chairman, Congratulated by Xi

The Kuomintang (KMT) chairmanship election has concluded with former Chairman Eric Chu the winner.

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DPP Administration to Turn PTS into Party Media

The Ministry of Culture has announced draft amendments to the Public Television Act which would not only greatly reduce the number of directors and the review threshold for their appointment but also stipulate that the chairman of the Public Television Service Foundation, who is currently elected by the board of directors from among its members, would be designated by the premier.

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