Taiwan Weekly is a newsletter released every week by Fair Winds Foundation, Association of Foreign Relations and Taipei Forum that provides coverage and perspectives into the latest developments in Taiwan.

Tyranny of the Majority Undermining Taiwan's Democracy

The ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) in Taiwan has made advance arrangements for the 2022 local elections.

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After Referendum Victory, What's Next for the Tsai Administration?

The results of the first referendum in Taiwan's history that did not tie a general election were announced yesterday.

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Why Did Nicaragua Sever Diplomatic Relations with Taiwan?

Nicaragua announced, without early warning, the severance of formal ties with the Republic of China (Taiwan) on the morning of December 10 and switched diplomatic recognition to the Chinese mainland.

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Female Legislator Abused, Exposing Cyber-Army Governance Chaos

News on November 30 of Legislator Kao Chia-yu of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) abused by her boyfriend sent shock waves across Taiwan.

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Mainland China Punishes "Taiwan Independence Patron"

Taiwan conglomerate Far Eastern Group's investment in polyester and synthetic fiber and cement plants in mainland China was fined and taxed 474 million yuan (about US$74 million) for a number of violations.

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Biden: U.S. Does Not Encourage Taiwan Independence

At the first virtual meeting between President Joe Biden of the United States and Chinese President Xi Jinping, Mr. Xi warned Taiwan and the United States not to play with fire.

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Taiwan's NTHU Infiltrated by China?Association of National Universities Rebounds

The alumni association of Taiwan's National Tsing Hua University (NTHU), municipal government of Xiamen, Fujian Province, and Tsing Hua University in Beijing jointly established a "Cross-Strait Tsing Hua Research Institute."

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Reuters:6 Conflict Scenarios in the Taiwan Strait, NSB Director-General:China Won't Attack Taiwan Before 2024

On November 5, Reuters issued a special report titled: "T-Day: The Battle for Taiwan."

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President Tsai Confirms U.S. Military Presence in Taiwan, Defense Minister: Training Assistance

The recently published “2021 Chinese Military Power Report” by Ministry of National Defense indicates that foreign military force stationed in Taiwan is one of the seven possible situations for mainland China to invade Taiwan by force.

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President Biden Commits to Defending Taiwan

On October 21, President Joe Biden responded on CNN twice to the question, "Will the United States defend Taiwan if China attacks Taiwan?” by saying: “Yes, we have a commitment to do that.”

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