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.

Political Patronage in Taiwan: DPP Supporters Dominate Government Bids

Facing the surging wave of the bribery scandal by legislators, President Tsai Ing-wen came to the forefront and said that the law serves as the bottom line on ethics.

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Mr. Democracy or Independence Godfather? Former President Lee Teng-hui Dies at 98, Leaving Complicated Legacy

Former President Lee Teng-hui of the Republic of China (Taiwan) passed away on July 30, at the age of 98.

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Taiwan Uneasy as U.S.-China Relationship Deteriorates

On July 21, the United States announced without warning that the Chinese Consulate General in Houston would be closing within 72 hours.

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President Tsai Hard on Political Appointments, Soft on Sovereignty

The Legislative Yuan on July 17 proceeded the consent voting for the nominees of 27 new Control Yuan members.

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Responding to Pandemic, Taiwan Unveils Stingiest, Most Complicated Stimulus Package

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic eases, the Executive Yuan launched the "Triple Stimulus Vouchers" to revitalize Taiwan’s economy.

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DPP Administration Expels Mainland Reporters, Stifling Press Freedom?

Because reporters Ai Kezhu and Lu Qiang of China’s Southeast Television made political talk show content in Taiwan, they were accused of violating relevant regulations.

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Taiwan's KMT Reconsiders 1992 Consensus, Reflecting Generational Divide

The reform committee of the Kuomintang (KMT) proposed a new cross-strait policy discourse, triggering accusations that the party leadership is downplaying the 1992 Consensus, which in turn have triggered dissatisfaction among senior party figures.

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In New Book, Bolton Alleges Trump Belittling Taiwan

As the power struggle between the United States and China escalates and with the U.S. presidential election approaching, former White House National Security Advisor John Bolton’s new book dropped a bombshell by exposing many inside stories about President Donald Trump’s foreign policy-making.

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After Han's Removal, Wave of Recalls Rages in Taiwan

After Kaohsiung Mayor Han was recalled on June 6, a wave of recalls is spreading like wild fire from southern to northern Taiwan, with Kaohsiung Councilwoman Huang Jie, who is affiliated with the New Power Party, as the main target.

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In Historic Recall, Former Presidential Candidate Han Kuo-yu Removed as Mayor

With nearly 940,000 recall votes, Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu became the first municipal mayor in Taiwan’s history to be removed from office.

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