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.

In New Year Address, President Tsai Looks to Renew Cross-Strait Dialogue

The tensions in the Taiwan Strait continued and the United States is about to see a transfer of power, new changes may emerge in the cross-strait relations.

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Tsai Administration's New Authoritarianism

Four months after President Tsai Ing-wen's sudden announcement to ease import restrictions on U.S. pork containing ractopamine and beef from cattle over 30 months old, the Legislative Yuan passed all 9 executive orders to allow such imports on Christmas Eve with the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) majority in the Parliament.

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Taiwanese Doctor Faces Police Questioning for Ractopamine Comments, Calls Upon President Tsai to Testify

Clinical psychiatrist Su Wei-shuo, who asserted that ractopamine is harmful to human body, has allegedly “had his water meter checked” (a euphemism for certain citizen being visited by police in a gesture of intimidating political dissenters), and this incident led several non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and civic groups to stand out in support of Doctor Su.

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DPP Veteran: Tsai Administration Becoming Fascist

December 10 marked the international Human Rights Day.

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In Self-Help Move, 85% Pork Importers in Taiwan Say No to Ractopamine

Taiwan will begin importing American pork containing ractopamine next year.

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Taiwan Lawmakers Threw Pig Entrails to Block Premier

As Taiwan’s import restrictions on United States pork containing ractopamine are expected to be lifted “as scheduled” on January 1, 2021, ruling and opposition party legislators fought all out in the chambers of the Legislative Yuan.

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Darkest Day in Taiwan's Press Freedom

On November 18, the National Communications Commission (NCC) announced that it has denied the application by Chung Tien Television (CtiTV) News channel for license renewal.

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Why Did Pompeo Say Taiwan Not Part of China?

U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo stated that “It’s always important to get the language right.

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Biden Victory Resets U.S.-China-Taiwan Relations

How the political landscape will change after the United States elections is of global concern.

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Taiwan's Government Gambles on Trump in U.S. Election?

The Washington Post in a recent news article hinted that the government of Taiwan is in favor of the Republican candidate, President Donald Trump, in the U.S. presidential election.

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