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…

Jeremy Lin One Step Closer to NBA Contract

[caption id="attachment_2725" align="alignleft" width="184" caption="Lin is in discussions for a contract from 3 teams."][/caption] The word around the NBA summer league is that former Harvard basketball standout, Jeremy Lin, is in serious talks with the Dallas Mavericks, the Los Angeles Lakers, and one other team for a spot on an NBA roster or the Development League. Dallas was the only team to offer Lin a spot on a summer league roster. Lin has averaged 8.0 points, 2.0 assists, and 2.3 rebounds…

Can and cannot

I can cook. I can marinate salmon filets, roast a turkey, make focaccia bread, but I do not know how to whip up a dish of bamboo shoots or beef noodle soup. To my mother, I do not know how to cook. Whenever I made dinner for the family, there would always be some criticism. “Mmm,” everyone would say, except my mother. “This needs some green some color. If you cooked bell peppers and broccoli and put it here and here on the plate it would be beautiful.” Once, I had some fine noodles…

U.S. Representative Calls for Full Membership for Taiwan in International Organizations

The Formosan Association for Public Affairs, our community's Washington, DC-based Taiwan advocacy organization, issued the following statement today announcing a call-for-support from Congressman Scott Garrett who serves on the bi-partisan Taiwan Congressional Caucus. “Meaningful Participation” undermines the country’s sovereignty On June 22, Rep. Scott Garrett (R-NJ) inserted an extension of remarks in the Congressional Record calling for full membership for Taiwan in international…

A C-SPAN Video: “Taiwan: The Threatened Democracy”

This C-SPAN video is 3 yrs old, but explains so well the history & absurdity of Taiwan-US-China relations. If you don't get it, watch this. We never thought we'd be promoting a C-SPAN video like this... but it's good recap through history and policy regarding Taiwan, and there is some interesting commentary about it all. Click here to watch: http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/id/176847 The talk itself is about 25 minutes long, but there is plenty of good Q&A afterwards. Bruce Herschensohn…

“Keep Taiwan Free” Facebook Campaign

For those of you on Facebook, you may be interested in joining this grassroots campaign to let people know that Taiwan is not China. Sponsored by the Formosan Association for Public Affairs, Young Professional Group, here is what the Facebook group says: On SUNDAY, MAY 9th, 2010, which marks the beginning of Taiwanese-American Heritage Week, join the campaign: (1) Change your profile picture to the "Taiwan is not China" logo, the picture for this Facebook event. (2) Post the following…

“Other Asian”

Check out this article by Dmae Roberts, a two-time Peabody award-winning independent radio artist and writer who has written and produced more than 400 audio art pieces and documentaries for NPR and PRI programs. She has written an essay titled "Other Asian" for The Asian Reporter about how our recent Census 2010: Write in "Taiwanese" campaign re-inspired her to identify as a biracial Taiwanese American. From The Asian Reporter, V20, #14 (April 19, 2010), pages 6 & 7. "Other Asian" When…