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.

DPP Plays China-Phobic Card in 2020 Election, Pushes Anti-Infiltration Bill

The Legislative Yuan considered the “Anti-infiltration Bill” sponsored by the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Caucus yesterday, and both the Kuomintang (KMT) and the DPP mobilized their legislators to vote.

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Self-Claimed Spy Fugitive Puts Spotlight on External Interference in Taiwan's Elections

Shortly after 2020 election registrations for candidates in Taiwan, some Australian news media reported on November 23 Wang “William” Liqiang, a self-proclaimed Chinese secret operative, confessed to Australian intelligence department that he had meddled in 2018 elections in Taiwan, including donating 20 million yuan (about US$2.8 million) to Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu, now KMT presidential candidate, last year.

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DPP, KMT Criticized For At-Large Legislator Nominees

Last night, the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) went through a marathon to discuss its at-large legislator nominees for the 2020 election.

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How Should Taiwan Respond To China's Latest Favorable Treatment Measures

The Taiwan Affairs Office (TAO) of China’s State Council, along with 20 other ministerial-level agencies, launched a new “26 Measures” towards Taiwan yesterday.

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Taiwan Court Criticized for Compensating 2014 Sunflower Protesters

With respect to the blood-shedding removal of Sunflower Student Movement protesters from the Executive Yuan building in 2014, former Taiwan Solidarity Union Legislator Chou Ni-an and 28 other protesters deemed the police had used excessive force in law enforcement and brought lawsuit against the Taipei City Government and the Taipei City Police Department for state compensation.

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Premier's "Demon" Name-Calling Stirs Controversy

Chan Tong-kai, a Hong Kong resident suspected of killing his girlfriend in Taiwan, indicated that he would like to come to Taiwan for trial, but some media reported that Chan might come to Taiwan after the presidential election.

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Taiwan Reverses Bar On HK Murder Suspect Wishing To Surrender

Murder suspect Chan Tong-kai, whose case triggered the four-month long protests in Hong Kong, will be released on Wednesday, October 23, after serving prison for money laundering.

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Tsai, Han Wrestle China Policy on 10/10 National Day

President Tsai: “Republic of China (Taiwan)” is overwhelming consensus of Taiwanese society

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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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