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.

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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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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