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.

NSB: Approaching Centennial, China's Communist Party to Toughen on Taiwan

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Chinese Communist Party.

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U.S.-Japan Statement Refers to Taiwan for First Time in 52 Years

Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga of Japan and President Joe Biden of the United States held their first face-to-face Meeting at the White House in the early morning on April 17, Taiwan time.

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U.S. Eases Guidelines on Interactions with Taiwan, Complicating "One China" Policy

The United States Department of State announced on April 9 a new version of its guidelines for interactions with Taiwan, relaxing the U.S. restrictions on engaging with Taiwanese officials.

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Taiwan Train Accident Results in 50 Innocent Deaths

On April 2, the Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) saw a serious train accident with the most casualties in history.

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U.S. Commander: China May Attack Taiwan Within 6 Years

Admiral Philip Davidson, the incumbent commander of the United States Indo-Pacific Command, stated that Taiwan is one of China's ambitions and will face clear threat within six years.

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Can "Constructive Ambiguity" Resolve Cross-Strait Stalemate?

Minister Chiu Tai-san of the Mainland Affairs Council stated on March 18 that the term "1992 Consensus" has generated controversy in Taiwan, and if mainland China continues to insist upon it as a political premise, it would be an unfair and impractical demand.

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Water Shortage in Taiwan May Disrupt Global Chips Supply

American financial publication Barron’s reported on March 10 Taiwan is the home to global semiconductor chip manufacturers, and it consumes huge amount of water in the manufacturing process.

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Algal Reef Referendum Breaks Half Million Signatures, Vote Set for August

The proposed "Cherish the Algal Reefs" referendum initiated by environmental groups passed the 500,000 signatures mark on March 4 and broke 540,000 on March 6, far exceeding the legal threshold of 290,000.

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China Suspends Import of Taiwanese Pineapples, Cross-Strait Rapprochement Hopeless?

On grounds of quarantine, mainland Chinese authorities announced the suspension of Taiwanese pineapple imports from March 1.

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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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