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.

Can "Constructive Ambiguity" Resolve Cross-Strait Stalemate?

Minister Chiu Tai-san of the Mainland Affairs Council stated on March 18 that the term "1992 Consensus" has generated controversy in Taiwan, and if mainland China continues to insist upon it as a political premise, it would be an unfair and impractical demand.

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Water Shortage in Taiwan May Disrupt Global Chips Supply

American financial publication Barron’s reported on March 10 Taiwan is the home to global semiconductor chip manufacturers, and it consumes huge amount of water in the manufacturing process.

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Algal Reef Referendum Breaks Half Million Signatures, Vote Set for August

The proposed "Cherish the Algal Reefs" referendum initiated by environmental groups passed the 500,000 signatures mark on March 4 and broke 540,000 on March 6, far exceeding the legal threshold of 290,000.

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China Suspends Import of Taiwanese Pineapples, Cross-Strait Rapprochement Hopeless?

On grounds of quarantine, mainland Chinese authorities announced the suspension of Taiwanese pineapple imports from March 1.

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Taiwan Awkward as U.S. Takes Stance on South China Sea

In her national security remarks on February 10, the eve before Chinese New Year, President Tsai Ing-wen affirmed the freedom of navigation operation conducted by the United States Navy in the South China Sea.

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In U.S.-China Wrestle, Taiwan Office Arrangement in Guyana Reversed Overnight

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) announced on February 4 the establishment of a "Taiwan Office" in Guyana, emphasizing that it enjoys official political status. Legislators affiliated with the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) even called it a diplomatic breakthrough.

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Biden Administration: U.S. Commitments to Taiwan Rock-Solid

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki stated on January 29 that the administration of President Joe Biden will review all the national security measures of the Trump administration, including the phase-one trade deal with China signed in January 2020.

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Scholars Discuss U.S.-China-Taiwan Policy Under Biden

TVBS and Fair Winds Foundation co-organized a televised public forum yesterday discussing the new state of affairs in international relations after the inauguration of President Joe Biden in the United States.

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Local Councilor Recalled in First Battle Against Ractopamine Pork

The Central Election Commission announced that the Democratic Progressive Party’s (DPP) Taoyuan City Councilman Wang Hao-yu's recall was passed.

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Taiwan Government's Lackluster Response to Storming of U.S. Capitol

The United States Capitol was stormed by supporters of President Donald Trump on January 6 in an attempt to block the certification of the results of the 2020 presidential election, an event which shocked the world.

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