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

Manipulating Fear, Taiwan Under DPP Falls Into Danger

Su Chi, former secretary-general of the National Security Council, indicated that there are three new variables affecting relations across the Taiwan Strait this year.

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U.S. Senate Committee Passes TAIPEI Act To Strengthen Taiwan's Alliances

The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee passed the TAIPEI Act on September 25. The newest version contains substantial changes in content, including adding the sense of Congress that the United States and Taiwan should partake in bilateral trade negotiations, but language about executive action towards countries which sever diplomatic ties in Taiwan is not as strong as that in the original version.

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Tsai's Doctoral Dissertation: Controversy And Developments

The Kuomintang (KMT) caucus of the Legislative Yuan held a press conference on September 20 and announced its plan for setting up a document request committee to probe the authenticity of President Tsai Ing-wen’s doctoral degree.

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Gou Gives Up Presidential Bid; Taiwan Election Returns To Blue-Green Showdown

Foxconn founder Terry Gou has made a final decision. As September 17 is the presidency application deadline for independent candidates, Gou informed his staff and aides that he will not register for the upcoming election.

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DPP Criticized For New History Textbooks Blurring Taiwan's Status As Undetermined

The Kuomintang (KMT) caucus of the Legislative Yuan held a press conference calling into question the content of new high school history textbooks, which espouse a flattering perspective on the period of Japanese occupation but demean postwar rule under the Republic of China (ROC).

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Taiwan's Trump? Terry Gou Mulls Presidential Bid After Primary Setback

The question of whether or not Terry Gou, former chairman of Foxconn, will join the presidential race has garnered much attention. Gou’s staffer Tsai Chin-yu specifically stated that if Gou did run, he would do so as an independent and make the announcement prior to September 17.

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Taiwan's Ruling DPP Abuses State Apparatus

Former Kaoshiung City Mayor Chen Chu’s photographer Wu Chien-Hong(吳建鴻), after the new mayor took office, sneaked into incumbent Mayor Han Kuo-yu’s office multiple times before being discovered during Chinese New Year.

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Hong Kong Protests May Impact Taiwan's Upcoming Elections

The prolonged demonstrations have spilled over to Taiwan’s two major political parties and influenced their positions on the issues surrounding Hong Kong.

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PRC cuts tourists to Taiwan, to boycott Golden Horse Awards, amid rising tension

China’s Ministry of Culture and Tourism announced on July 31 that due to the current state of cross-strait relations, effective August 1, mainland Chinese tourists from 47 cities will no longer be granted individual travel permits to visit Taiwan.

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