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.

Facing PRC Military Exercises, President Tsai Warns Intruders

Recently, both U.S. and Chinese military aircraft and ships have continuously appeared in the airspace and sea around Taiwan.

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Local Governments in Taiwan Resist Import of U.S. Pork Containing Ractopamine

On August 28, President Tsai Ing-Wen made an announcement that Taiwan will lift import restrictions on American pork containing ractopamine, as well as beef of cattle over 30 months of age.

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President Tsai Self-Contradictory, Lifts Import Restrictions on U.S. Pork Containing Ractopamine

President Tsai Ing-wen announced that starting next year, U.S. pork and beef imports will be open and expanded.

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Is War Looming in the Taiwan Strait?

Former President Ma Ying-jeou said yesterday that after the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) took power in 2016, relations across the Taiwan Strait have quickly frozen.

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Cross-Strait Relations Delicate as China Intensifies Military Exercises

The tensions in the Taiwan Strait have recently risen again as the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) announced to hold military drills in the Taiwan Strait including the northern and southern ends of the Strait.

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Political Patronage in Taiwan: DPP Supporters Dominate Government Bids

Facing the surging wave of the bribery scandal by legislators, President Tsai Ing-wen came to the forefront and said that the law serves as the bottom line on ethics.

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Mr. Democracy or Independence Godfather? Former President Lee Teng-hui Dies at 98, Leaving Complicated Legacy

Former President Lee Teng-hui of the Republic of China (Taiwan) passed away on July 30, at the age of 98.

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Taiwan Uneasy as U.S.-China Relationship Deteriorates

On July 21, the United States announced without warning that the Chinese Consulate General in Houston would be closing within 72 hours.

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President Tsai Hard on Political Appointments, Soft on Sovereignty

The Legislative Yuan on July 17 proceeded the consent voting for the nominees of 27 new Control Yuan members.

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Responding to Pandemic, Taiwan Unveils Stingiest, Most Complicated Stimulus Package

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic eases, the Executive Yuan launched the "Triple Stimulus Vouchers" to revitalize Taiwan’s economy.

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