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.

Former President Ma to Meet with Xi Again

Former President Ma Ying-jeou will visit China again on April 1, with his visit to Beijing sparking anticipation for a possible "Ma-Xi Meeting."

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Businesses Wary of Power Shortage Despite Government Assurances

President-elect William Lai visited the Hsinchu Science Park on March 19 for a closed-door meeting with semiconductor industry representatives, marking the first stop of his post-election five major industries' dialogue.

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Outgoing President Tsai Meets with Opposition Party Leader

After nearly eight years in office, President Tsai Ing-wen finally met with Chairman Ko Wen-je of the Taiwan People's Party (TPP) two months before stepping down and arranged to meet with Chairman Eric Chu of the Kuomintang (KMT), hoping for unity across party lines to advance the nation.

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Defense Minister: Taiwan Strait on Brink of War

The Kinmen incident has led to a rising spiral of hostilities between Taiwan and China and precipitated a turbulent situation across the Taiwan Strait.

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Opposition Proposes Amendments to Shorten Naturalization Period for Mainland Spouses

Kuomintang (KMT) legislators are pushing for legal amendments to reduce the naturalization period for mainland Chinese spouses from the current six years to four years, aiming for equal treatment with other foreign spouses.

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TSMC's Global Strategy

The Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has inaugurated its Japan Advanced Semiconductor Manufacturing (JASM) Kumamoto Fab with an investment of US$8.6 billion.

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Dispute in Kinmen-Xiamen Waters Heats Up

A mainland Chinese fishing boat, refusing inspection in the waters near Kinmen, was chased by Taiwan's coast guard vessels, resulting in the boat capsizing and two deaths.

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Should President Tsai Visit Taiping Island?

The Coast Guard Administration (CGA), Ocean Affairs Council, Executive Yuan, has confirmed that the "Nansha Islands Taiping Island Harbor Dredging and Pier Renovation Project,” which cost approximately NT$1.7 billion (about US$55.3 million), has been completed and passed inspection.

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TSMC 1-Nanometer Fab to Set Foot in Chiayi

After Taiwan's presidential election, the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) announced that it will expand its third 2-nanometer chip fabrication plant in Kaohsiung, suspend the building of a second fab in the United States, and build its 1-nm fab in Chiayi County.

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Nauru Severs Diplomatic Relations with Taiwan, 12 Allies Remain

Immediately following Vice President William Lai's victory in the presidential election, Nauru announced the termination of diplomatic relations with the Republic of China (Taiwan) in a lightning-fast manner.

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