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.

Premier Su Clings to Power, Hindering DPP Reform

The Legislative Yuan did not adjourn on January 13 as planned by the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), disrupting the cabinet reshuffle schedule, and hence giving Premier Su Tseng-chang the very last chance to keep his premiership.

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President Tsai Under Internal and External Pressure

Taiwan is destined to be pro-American because of its history and political reality.

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Is Preparing for War in Taiwan's or America's Interest?

President Tsai Ing-wen held a high-level national security meeting and decided to extend the compulsory military service to one year.

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Terry Gou Criticizes Tsai Administration Officials as Decayed Wood, Brute Beasts

Terry Gou, the founder of Hon Hai Precision Industry Company (Foxconn), has been in the spotlight recently for crossing sords with Minister of Health and Welfare Hsueh Jui-yuan over the government’s role in the delayed procurement of BioNTech vaccines.

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Ruling Party Manipulates Judiciary to Pressure Hsinchu Mayor-Elect

During the Hsinchu mayoral election, the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) did not want to lose, used all means to attack the Taiwan People’s Party (TPP) candidate Kao Hung-an but still lost.

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TSMC Sets Up Plant in U.S., Does Taiwan Still Have A Protector?

At the tool-in ceremony of the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's (TSMC) new fab plant at Phoenix, Arizona, on December 6, founder Morris Chang, who has always been skeptical towards this investment, finally gave his blessing to the project in his address.

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President Tsai's Favorites Exposed in Consecutive Plagiarism Scandals, Disrupting Succession

It was revealed that Mayor Cheng Wen-tsan of Taoyuan, a favored contender for the chairmanship of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and premier, committed plagiarism in completing his master’s thesis.

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Significance of DPP's Major Defeat in Taiwan Local Elections

The results of the local elections were unveiled.

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U.S. and Taiwan Militarily Prepared?

With the meeting between President Joe Biden of the United States and Chinese President Xi Jinping ended, there seems to be reduction of tensions between the two countries.

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Biden-Xi Meeting, U.S. Midterm Elections: Impact on Taiwan

The results of the midterm election in the United States reaffirmed the polarization and populism in American politics.

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