Taiwan Weekly is a newsletter released every week by Fair Winds Foundation and Association of Foreign Relations that provides coverage and perspectives into the latest developments in Taiwan.

New AI Era Highlights Taiwan's Importance

On June 4, the global tech industry spotlight focused on Taiwan, marking two significant events: the annual Taipei International Computer Show and the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's (TSMC) shareholders meeting.

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Ruling DPP Suspected of Monitoring Demonstration Participants

Wang Yi-chuan, policy director of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), publicly stated on a political talk show that they analyzed cell tower signals to determine the composition of the crowd protesting outside the Legislative Yuan, comparing them with participants in other civic movements to see if they overlap.

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Lai's Tough Style Provokes Domestic and Cross-Strait Tensions

On President Lai Ching-te’s fourth day in office, the Eastern Theater Command of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) announced the exercises, code named "Joint Sword-2024A", to combat the arrogance of Taiwan independence and deter the interference and intervention of external forces.

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In Inaugural Address, Lai Pivots Towards Taiwan Independence and "Two-State Theory"

President Lai Ching-te was inaugurated yesterday and declared in his inaugural address that the new administration will uphold the "Four Musts" with a stance of neither submission nor arrogance, aiming to maintain the status quo.

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Legislators to Visit Taiping Island to Assert Sovereignty

Opposition Kuomintang (KMT) and Taiwan People’s Party (TPP) legislators intended to visit Taiping Island before the inauguration of incoming President William Lai on May 20 but unexpectedly faced scrutiny by the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) caucus of the Legislative Yuan, which has suggested that this trip is to "cheer" for China and claimed that it may release a "wrong signal" to the international community.

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China Proposes Roadmap to Resume Cross-Strait Tourism

In the wake of Chinese President Xi Jinping's recent remarks that he "would like to see more mainland people visit Taiwan," mainland China’s Ministry of Culture and Tourism announced on April 28 that it would, Fujian residents, first resume tourism for to Taiwan’s outlying Matsu and conditionally restore group tours to Taiwan.

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Lai Touts Healthy Cross-Strait Party-to-Party Dialogue

On April 24, President-elect William Lai, in his capacity as the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) chairman, for the first time proposed "constructive dialogue led by ruling parties on both sides of the strait."

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4/15 Taipower Bought Electricity at Sky-High Prices to Avert Blackout

On April 15, Taiwan faced a nationwide power rationing crisis exacerbated by consecutive days of blackouts in Taoyuan, sparking public outrage.

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Meeting with Ma Again, Xi Hopes for More Cross-Strait People-to-People Exchanges

Former President Ma Ying-jeou led a youth delegation to meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the East Hall of the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on the afternoon of April 10.

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Subtle Changes in U.S.-China-Taiwan Relations on Eve of Lai's Inauguration

Former President Ma Ying-jeou embarked on a journey to mainland China on April 1.

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