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.

Taiwan Awkward as U.S. Takes Stance on South China Sea

In her national security remarks on February 10, the eve before Chinese New Year, President Tsai Ing-wen affirmed the freedom of navigation operation conducted by the United States Navy in the South China Sea.

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In U.S.-China Wrestle, Taiwan Office Arrangement in Guyana Reversed Overnight

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) announced on February 4 the establishment of a "Taiwan Office" in Guyana, emphasizing that it enjoys official political status. Legislators affiliated with the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) even called it a diplomatic breakthrough.

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Biden Administration: U.S. Commitments to Taiwan Rock-Solid

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki stated on January 29 that the administration of President Joe Biden will review all the national security measures of the Trump administration, including the phase-one trade deal with China signed in January 2020.

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Scholars Discuss U.S.-China-Taiwan Policy Under Biden

TVBS and Fair Winds Foundation co-organized a televised public forum yesterday discussing the new state of affairs in international relations after the inauguration of President Joe Biden in the United States.

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Local Councilor Recalled in First Battle Against Ractopamine Pork

The Central Election Commission announced that the Democratic Progressive Party’s (DPP) Taoyuan City Councilman Wang Hao-yu's recall was passed.

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Taiwan Government's Lackluster Response to Storming of U.S. Capitol

The United States Capitol was stormed by supporters of President Donald Trump on January 6 in an attempt to block the certification of the results of the 2020 presidential election, an event which shocked the world.

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In New Year Address, President Tsai Looks to Renew Cross-Strait Dialogue

The tensions in the Taiwan Strait continued and the United States is about to see a transfer of power, new changes may emerge in the cross-strait relations.

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Tsai Administration's New Authoritarianism

Four months after President Tsai Ing-wen's sudden announcement to ease import restrictions on U.S. pork containing ractopamine and beef from cattle over 30 months old, the Legislative Yuan passed all 9 executive orders to allow such imports on Christmas Eve with the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) majority in the Parliament.

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Taiwanese Doctor Faces Police Questioning for Ractopamine Comments, Calls Upon President Tsai to Testify

Clinical psychiatrist Su Wei-shuo, who asserted that ractopamine is harmful to human body, has allegedly “had his water meter checked” (a euphemism for certain citizen being visited by police in a gesture of intimidating political dissenters), and this incident led several non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and civic groups to stand out in support of Doctor Su.

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DPP Veteran: Tsai Administration Becoming Fascist

December 10 marked the international Human Rights Day.

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