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.

President Tsai Orders Time Limit for Anti-Infiltration Bill, Return to Authoritarian Rule?

The Procedure Committee of the Legislative Yuan yesterday set December 31 for reading agenda of the draft Anti-Infiltration Law, with the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) caucus endeavoring to complete the third reading then.

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45% Taiwanese Find DPP's Raising Internet Army Undermines Elections

With only 32 days counting down until the presidential election, the incident involving Internet celebrity Yang Hui-ju continues to develop.

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Diplomat's Death Exposes DPP's Shady Internet Army

Last year, the Kansai International Airport in Japan was closed due to inclement weather brought on by Typhoon Jebi.

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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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