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.

Eric Chu Elected KMT Chairman, Congratulated by Xi

The Kuomintang (KMT) chairmanship election has concluded with former Chairman Eric Chu the winner.

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DPP Administration to Turn PTS into Party Media

The Ministry of Culture has announced draft amendments to the Public Television Act which would not only greatly reduce the number of directors and the review threshold for their appointment but also stipulate that the chairman of the Public Television Service Foundation, who is currently elected by the board of directors from among its members, would be designated by the premier.

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After Biden-Xi Call, U.S. Considers Proposal to Rename Taiwan's Representative Office

On the eve of the 20th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks in the United States, Chinese President Xi Jinping had a telephone conversation with President Joe Biden on the morning of September 10.

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Cross-Strait Policy Discourse the Focus in KMT Chairmanship Debate

The only televised debate for the Kuomintang (KMT) chairpersonship election was held on September 4.

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Taiwan Rolls Out Medigen Vaccine, 6 Deaths in 5 Days

Taiwan's Medigen COVID-19 vaccine inoculation started on August 23, and President Tsai Ing-wen led to receive the first jab in Taiwan.

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Will Taiwan Become the Next Afghanistan?

The withdrawal of United States forces from Afghanistan resulted in the abrupt collapse of Afghanistan's government and has prompted a debate in Taiwan about the credibility of the U.S. commitments.

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President Acts, Premier Concedes, Sharp Turn on Five-Time Stimulus Vouchers

The five-time stimulus voucher policy made a sharp turn after Premier Su Tseng-chang consulted with some related ministries last night. It will be all free five-time voucher while citizens don’t have to pay NT$1,000 (about US$36) for it.

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Lee Hsien Loong:Cross-Strait Situation At Risk of Misjudgment, U.S. Stance Crucial

When speaking about the situation in the Taiwan Strait on August 3, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong of Singapore said that mainland China will not unilaterally take action against Taiwan, but there is a big danger with possible misjudgments or accidents.

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U.S.-China Talks in Tianjin: Taiwan Issue of "Utmost Importance"

China's State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman of the United States in Tianjin on the afternoon of July 26.

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Taiwan Olympic Athletes Assailed by Cyber Army After Tsai Administration Apologizes for Economy Flight

The Chinese Taipei delegation to the Tokyo Olympics departed for Japan on July 19.

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