Taiwanese American Youths Voice Taiwan’s Right to Self-Determination During Hu Jintao’s Visit

Five Demands to President Hu and Nationwide Outreach Effort to American Public WASHINGTON (Jan. 18, 2011) – Activist group Formosan Association for Public Affairs Young Professionals Group is scheduled to hold demonstration and outreach events in major U.S. cities including Washington, Boston, New York and San Francisco to voice support for Taiwan in light of Chinese President Hu Jintao’s visit on Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011. See below for a complete list of times, locations and contact information.…

On Discovering Passion & Purpose

Singer-songwriter Dawen, music composer George Shaw, 8asians.com blogger Joz Wang, and music producer Wat Deeudomchan are interviewed by TaiwaneseAmerican.org's Ho Chie Tsai Many of you who follow our site know me as the creator behind TaiwaneseAmerican.org, and some of you know that I often speak at Asian American collegiate conferences across the country about discovering personal passion, taking action and finding purpose with your talents, and making a difference for the communities that…

Better City, Better Life: The Taiwan Pavilion at the Shanghai World Expo

by Julienne Lin The Shanghai Expo is a once-in-a-lifetime event. I made plans to see the expo three years ago while studying abroad in Shanghai, when I discovered that Shanghai would play host to the 2010 World Expo. Having booked my visit in September during the last remaining months of the event, I had done my research and read both glowing reviews and daunting warnings about partaking in this world-class event. Two warnings that resonated most deeply: 1. Visitors of the expo are 90% locals.…

Letter of Advice from One Intern to Another

Founded in 1988, the North American Taiwanese Women's Association (NATWA) originally served the 1st generation "moms" of our community. Over the subsequent decades, this progressive and forward-thinking non-profit organization grew to more than 1,000 members in America and Canada with fourteen local chapters. Now, with the emergence of the 2nd generation, a core group of visionary leaders has created a young professional arm called NATWA II. The purpose of NATWA II is three-fold: (1) to establish…

The Formosan Association for Public Affairs’ Taiwan Communiqué Back in Print

The Taiwan Communiqué, a bi-monthly English journal focused on political developments in Taiwan, started in 1980. It was published until 2004 by the International Committee for Human Rights in Taiwan, and in 2006 it became a publication of the Formosan Association for Public Affairs (FAPA). Gerrit van der Wees, one of FAPA headquarters' staff, is the editor of this journal. If you want to keep up with issues about Taiwan, please take a look! This current issue starts with an overview of the…

U.S. Representatives Introduce UN-for-Taiwan Resolution

Formosan Association for Public Affairs 552 7th Street. SE. Washington, DC 20003, USA Washington DC - September 15th 2010 U.S. Representatives introduce UN-for-Taiwan resolution as UN General Assembly convenes for annual session On September 14th 2010 -- the same day the annual session of the General Assembly of the United Nations kicked off in New York -- Representatives Scott Garrett (R-NJ), John Duncan (R-TN), Mike Coffman (R-CO) and Walter Jones (R-NC) introduced Congressional…

Recap of Taiwanese American Youth Summer Camps and a Donation Drive

Hello friends of TaiwaneseAmerican.org! As summer comes to a close and students head back into the school year, it's a great time to re-live the fun memories and thoughtful reflections from the various Taiwanese American youth camps & conferences all over the country. I was lucky enough to travel to every major camp & conference between June and August 2010. If you've been following us on our FanPage or YouTube channel, then you may have seen some of these videos. If you haven't, take a…

An Interview with Eric Chang aka “Ahbying” on Being Taiwanese American and Making an Impact

TaiwaneseAmerican.org's Ho Chie Tsai takes a moment to chat with Eric Chang, aka 阿明, while both are attending the Taiwanese American Foundation 2010 Summer Conference for students in the Midwest. Eric was an invited speaker for the Junior High and High School programs and kicks off a west coast speaking tour here. Eric is a 2nd generation Taiwanese American who is pursuing his Ph.D. in Political Economy from National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan. During the past decade, he has stood…

Jeremy Lin Nearing Deal with Warriors

Former Harvard point guard, 6-3 Jeremy Lin is close to signing a deal with the Golden State Warriors. Lin was born and raised in California and led Palo Alto High School to a Division II championship. That means Lin will be playing for his hometown team next year if the deal goes through. The contract is rumored to be a 2-year deal with the second year being a team option. The Warriors will guarantee at least half of his potential first year contract of $500,000. Lin will likely get an immediate…