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.

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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Lee Hsien Loong:Cross-Strait Situation At Risk of Misjudgment, U.S. Stance Crucial

When speaking about the situation in the Taiwan Strait on August 3, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong of Singapore said that mainland China will not unilaterally take action against Taiwan, but there is a big danger with possible misjudgments or accidents.

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U.S.-China Talks in Tianjin: Taiwan Issue of "Utmost Importance"

China's State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman of the United States in Tianjin on the afternoon of July 26.

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Taiwan Olympic Athletes Assailed by Cyber Army After Tsai Administration Apologizes for Economy Flight

The Chinese Taipei delegation to the Tokyo Olympics departed for Japan on July 19.

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Taiwan Tech Companies Buy Vaccines, Government Takes Credit

The Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and Hon Hai Technology Group (Foxconn) announced that they will each donate 5 million doses of BioNTech vaccines.

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Kurt Campbell: Biden Administration Does Not Support Taiwan Independence

Kurt Campbell, the U.S. National Security Council coordinator for the Indo-Pacific, indicated on July 6 that it is possible for the United States and China to co-exist peacefully, but to achieve this would be an enormous challenge.

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With China's Communist Party at 100, Xi Reasserts Peaceful Unification

The centennial celebration of the Chinese Communist Party was held in Beijing on July 1.

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