May 9: 
In 2019, the Control Yuan impeached prosecutor Chen Lung-hsiang who investigated former Legislator Tuan Yi-kang's case about an unfulfilled promise of swallowing a hockey puck. However, the impeachment was rejected by the Civil Service Disciplinary Committee of the Judicial Yuan. In support of Chen, outgoing prosecutor-general Chiang Hui-min criticized "specific individuals" in the Control Yuan for infringing the Constitution and undermining prosecutorial independence, causing a serious chilling effect.


美國國家情報總監海恩斯(Avril Haines)十日在國會參院軍事委員會作證表示,中國大陸正積極建軍,以達到無懼美國干預都能接管台灣的地步。從現在起到二○三○年之間,都是關鍵、急迫的時刻。
國防情報局局長貝里爾(Scott Berrier)作證時表示,相信中國大陸傾向不要動武,寧可以和平方式達到統一。他也希望中國大陸從烏克蘭戰爭中了解到,入侵台灣是高風險和困難的。

May 11: 
At the Senate Armed Services Committee on May 10, Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines testified that China is actively building up its military to the point where it can take over Taiwan without fear of U.S. intervention. The period from now until 2030 will be critical and urgent. 
Director Scott Berrier of the Defense Intelligence Agency testified that China would prefer not to use force and would rather achieve unification peacefully. He would also like China to learn from the war in Ukraine that invading Taiwan is highly risky and difficult.


美國國務院五日大幅更新網站上的美台關係「事實清單」(Fact Sheet),移除「台灣是中國的一部分」、「美國不支持台獨」等用語,新增「基於台灣關係法、美中三公報和六項保證的長期『一個中國』政策」。國務院發言人對本報記者表示,美國的一個中國政策沒有改變。美國在台協會(AIT)與我外交部昨分別表示,美國對台承諾堅若磐石。

May 11:
On May 5, the United States Department of State made a substantial update to its U.S.-Taiwan relations "fact sheet.” The references describing that Taiwan is part of China and the U.S. does not support Taiwan independence were removed. They were replaced with a statement that the United States has a longstanding one-China policy, which is guided by the Taiwan Relations Act, the three U.S.-China Joint Communiqués, and the Six Assurances. The State Department spokesperson told the reporter that the U.S. one-China policy has not changed. Both the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) and Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs separately stated yesterday that the U.S. commitment to Taiwan is rock-solid.



May 12: 
A new system in which those in home quarantine, self-monitoring, or home isolation are confirmed positive by rapid testing and physician confirmation without a PCR test took effect. However, many who would like to consult a doctor by video conference were encumbered by administrative delays, leading to doctors unable to provide diagnoses.


May 12: 
The pandemic surges, and 64,446 confirmed cases were added in a single day, with Taipei, New Taipei, and Taoyuan all breaking 10,000. But on Facebook, President Tsai Ing-wen praised Taiwan's epidemic prevention team for its excellent performance. 
Mayor Hou Yu-ih of New Taipei responded that the reality is definitely not what the president said. He called for confirmation by rapid tests to apply to all subjects. Otherwise, Taiwan's medical capacity may experience overcrowding. 
Mayor Ko Wen-je of Taipei also stated that if the central government insists on giving anti-viral drugs only after a positive PCR test, many would surely die.


May 12: 
Factors such as the Russia-Ukraine war, the pandemic, and interest rate hikes in the United States continue to impact the global economy. In his report at the Legislative Yuan, Chairman Yang Chin-long of the Central Bank stated that Taiwan's economic growth rate this year may dip below 4 percent. And due to rising commodity prices, the annual consumer price index (CPI) is expected to grow by more than 2 percent. 


May 13: 
After the central government lifted import restrictions on ractopamine pork, many local legislatures passed local ordinances requiring zero detection of ractopamine, but these measures were nullified by the Executive Yuan. Five local legislatures including Taipei and Taichung petitioned for constitutional interpretation. The Constitutional Court ruled on May 13 that the Executive Yuan's actions were constitutional.
The Kuomintang (KMT) caucus of the Taipei City Council indicated that local autonomy has been stifled by the justices. Mayor of Huang Min-hui of Chiayi stated that future audits will still be strengthened to ensure food safety. 

有保險公司示警,台灣染疫率若到15%,理賠金額恐高達945億元, 將壓垮產險業。業者最不願接受快篩陽性即視同確診。

May 14: 
Due to constant changes in government policies, disputes have continued to arise regarding claims of epidemic prevention insurance, which were launched and sold since March 2020. Some insurance companies temporarily suspended sales and refused to insure "repeated policyholders," making many policyholders dissatisfied. 
Some insurance companies have warned that if the infection rate in Taiwan reaches 15 percent, claims may total as high as NT$94.5 billion (about US$3.1 billion), which may overwhelm the property and casualty insurance industry. The industry is reluctant to accept that a positive rapid test result be interpreted as a confirmed case. 


May 14: 
The 75th World Health Assembly will take place in Geneva, Switzerland. The United States Congress recently passed a Taiwan-friendly legislation to help Taiwan regain its observer status. President Joe Biden signed the legislation on May 13 which took effect immediately. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Office of the President expressed gratitude. 
Nine members of Congress also wrote a joint letter calling upon President Biden to consider visiting Taiwan during his upcoming trip to Asia to demonstrate U.S. support.