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.

Putin:China Could Seize Taiwan Without Force

President Vladimir Putin of Russia said to a United States reporter during the Russia Energy Week conference on October 13 that China is a huge and powerful economy, and through economic strength, China is fully capable of achieving its goal to unify Taiwan.

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As PLA Continues Air Incursions, President Tsai Urges China to Exercise Restraint

Before the National Day on October 10, the People's Liberation Army (PLA) air crafts intruded the southwest airspace of Taiwan's Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ), and the number of sorties repeatedly reached a new high.

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U.S. Forces TSMC to Hand Over Secrets, Taiwan Government Stays Silent

In order to address its chip shortage, the United States has requested major semiconductor manufacturers, among others, to hand over their customer lists, inventories and related confidential corporate information within 45 days.

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Eric Chu Elected KMT Chairman, Congratulated by Xi

The Kuomintang (KMT) chairmanship election has concluded with former Chairman Eric Chu the winner.

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DPP Administration to Turn PTS into Party Media

The Ministry of Culture has announced draft amendments to the Public Television Act which would not only greatly reduce the number of directors and the review threshold for their appointment but also stipulate that the chairman of the Public Television Service Foundation, who is currently elected by the board of directors from among its members, would be designated by the premier.

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After Biden-Xi Call, U.S. Considers Proposal to Rename Taiwan's Representative Office

On the eve of the 20th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks in the United States, Chinese President Xi Jinping had a telephone conversation with President Joe Biden on the morning of September 10.

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Cross-Strait Policy Discourse the Focus in KMT Chairmanship Debate

The only televised debate for the Kuomintang (KMT) chairpersonship election was held on September 4.

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Taiwan Rolls Out Medigen Vaccine, 6 Deaths in 5 Days

Taiwan's Medigen COVID-19 vaccine inoculation started on August 23, and President Tsai Ing-wen led to receive the first jab in Taiwan.

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Will Taiwan Become the Next Afghanistan?

The withdrawal of United States forces from Afghanistan resulted in the abrupt collapse of Afghanistan's government and has prompted a debate in Taiwan about the credibility of the U.S. commitments.

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President Acts, Premier Concedes, Sharp Turn on Five-Time Stimulus Vouchers

The five-time stimulus voucher policy made a sharp turn after Premier Su Tseng-chang consulted with some related ministries last night. It will be all free five-time voucher while citizens don’t have to pay NT$1,000 (about US$36) for it.

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