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 Olympic Athletes Assailed by Cyber Army After Tsai Administration Apologizes for Economy Flight

The Chinese Taipei delegation to the Tokyo Olympics departed for Japan on July 19.

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Taiwan Tech Companies Buy Vaccines, Government Takes Credit

The Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and Hon Hai Technology Group (Foxconn) announced that they will each donate 5 million doses of BioNTech vaccines.

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Kurt Campbell: Biden Administration Does Not Support Taiwan Independence

Kurt Campbell, the U.S. National Security Council coordinator for the Indo-Pacific, indicated on July 6 that it is possible for the United States and China to co-exist peacefully, but to achieve this would be an enormous challenge.

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With China's Communist Party at 100, Xi Reasserts Peaceful Unification

The centennial celebration of the Chinese Communist Party was held in Beijing on July 1.

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Community Spread of Delta Variant Threatens Taiwan

The Delta variant of the coronavirus (COVID-19) has invaded communities in Taiwan, according to Minister of Health and Welfare Chen Shih-chung, who heads the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).

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Police Abuses Pandemic Text Message Registration System, Undermining Human Rights

After raising the epidemic alert to level 3, the government introduced a "text message registration system" to facilitate the epidemic investigation.

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Political Influence Clears Half-Tested Taiwan Vaccine for July Inoculation

Medigen Vaccine Biologics Corp., a biopharmaceutical company based in Taiwan, unblinded the phase 2 clinical trials of its coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine.

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Japan, U.S. Donate Vaccines, Highlighting Taiwan's Failed Vaccine Policy

The 1.24 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccines donated by Japan arrived in Taiwan June 4, while the United States committed to donate 7 million doses of vaccine to Asian countries including Taiwan.

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China's Cognitive Warfare? Self-Directed by DPP

The pro-government writer Lin Wei-feng was caught feigning to be pro-China, posting messages on PTT, a popular online bulletin board system, mocking Taiwan's epidemic prevention policy, and attacking the epidemic prevention platform created by the Ministry of Health and Welfare, thereby creating a fake impression that China is waging a cognitive war against Taiwan.

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Pandemic in Taiwan Surges Amid Vaccines, Power Shortage

In just a few days, Taiwan's domestically transmitted cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) have reached 2,000 (Update: As of May 27, the number of confirmed cases is 6,761), and Taiwan’s glorious status as a model in epidemic prevention has fallen rapidly.

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