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.

Government Cannot Arbitrarily Make Arrests in Name of Espionage

After dragging on for four years, mainland Chinese businessman Xiang Xin and his wife Gong Qing, who were accused of espionage and money laundering, have undergone two rounds of review by the Taipei District Prosecutors Office.

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Gou Announces Candidacy for President

According to the latest polling results published by the My Formosa e-newsletter on August 31st, the support rate for Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) presidential candidate William Lai, in a four-way race, has fallen over the past days from over 40 percent to 35.3 percent.

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Taiwan Faces New Diplomatic Tsunami

The Central American Parliament (PARLACEN) passed a motion by Nicaragua to approve mainland China as a permanent observer and revoke that status for the Republic of China (Taiwan).

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Aftereffects of Lai's U.S. Visit

Vice President William Lai's trip, on which he served as President Tsai Ing-wen's special envoy to attend the inauguration ceremony of Paraguay's president, came to an end.

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KMT's "Coal-Free Taiwan" Versus DPP's "Nuclear-Free Homeland"

Under the anti-nuclear movement, the Kuomintang's (KMT) energy policy has been a target of public scrutiny. Nevertheless, the energy policy is generally a strong suit of the KMT.

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Taiwan's 2024 Presidential Race:Lai and Hou Battle Diplomacy

The presidential election has turned into a diplomatic battleground.

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How Can the Opposition Form a Victory Alliance?

After the Kuomintang’s (KMT) National Congress successfully eliminated internal dissents that demanded replacing the party candidate for the next presidential elections, Chairman Eric Chu for the first time shouted out the campaign slogan of forming a “grand coalition for governing."

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Misfortune Out of His Mouth: Lai's Taiwan Independence Label Increasingly Difficult to Remove

Vice President William Lai is scheduled to lead a delegation to visit Paraguay next month.

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Taiwan's Economic Challenges Under the Shadow of Cross-Strait Conflict

The semiconductor industry has become Taiwan’s “protective sacred mountain” over the last 20 years.

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Military Tensions in Taiwan Strait Man-Made?

In an interview, Kuomintang (KMT) presidential candidate Hou Yu-ih expressed that after stability and peace are ensured in the Taiwan Strait, he will reduce the length of compulsory military service back to four months.

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