After nearly three years, Taiwan lifted its outdoor mask mandate on December 1. A report says the U.S. government may earmark up to US$10 billion in military aid to Taiwan in next year's defense budget, even as the Pentagon outlines a range of scenarios that China could use to take over the country. And following the death of China's former President Jiang Zemin at age 96, we take a look at his legacy expanding his country's economic reforms through the 1990s and the tensions in cross-Strait relations that arose as Taiwan moved toward full democracy. Also:
- To mark World AIDS Day, how a decision by Taiwan's Supreme Court this year has positioned the country as a leader protecting the rights of people living with HIV.
- Former military strongholds on Taiwan's outlying Matsu Islands now offer more leisurely pursuits.
- U.S. President Joe Biden is to visit TSMC's semiconductor plant under construction in Arizona.