Joomla TemplatesWeb HostingWeb Hosting
Donate to FAPA
Editions: login or register username: password: keep me logged in forgot password? Don't have an account? Register here. Buy viagra forum Official partner of the lance armstrong foundation our partner, the lance armstrong foundation fights to improve the lives of people affected by cancer. Cancer support we can help you or a loved one fight cancer. Buy viagra 100mg Get support take action working toward a world without cancer. Learn more team livestrong walk, run, ride or tri in the fight against cancer. buy viagra online dublin Join the team millions of people use livestrong. Com to live a healthy lifestyle. Watch the video to learn how this site helps the lance armstrong foundation's global fight against cancer. Lose 25 percent more weight livestrong. Com the limitless potential of you food nutrition cooking tips splurge vitamins supplements recipes myplate people are reading the 20 best foods in your grocery store the art and science of cheat meals the fit fridge: 10 foods that make you healthier fitness get started gear exercise workouts fitness tips sports people are reading the controversy behind cross-fit a closer look at kettlebells 5 most overrated exercises health healthy living condition centers myplate myplate d people are reading how coffee could improve your health are you sabotaging your sleep? Will contact sports kill your brain? Weight loss get started healthy eating diet plans myplate calorie tracker mobile people are reading the deadline diet why you don't have the body you want how many calories i should eat? Lifestyle style money leisure relationships myplate people are reading 20 anti-aging foods stay-cool running gear 20 ways to instantly improve your life track calories myplate myplate d calorie tracker mobile food tracking map people are reading myplate 101: quick tools myplate 101: lesson 2 display options community success stories dares forums groups tools dares dare to lose weight dare to quit smoking dare to track food daily blogs born reality susy says dr. Feelgood people are reading 11 ways to achieve a healthier life the stopwatch starts now feeling good starts here what's hot: outdoor ci allergy center cold & flu center one great answer must see videos sign up for our newsletter! Sign-up man. buy viagra online dublin Newsletter woman. Newsletter your email is safe with us. We hate spam too! Home oral cancer symptoms oral cancer symptoms what are the symptoms of throat or mouth cancer? Cancers of the throat and mouth are included in the general grouping of head and neck cancers. buy viagra online dublin These cancers can arise in the tongue, lining of the mouth, gums, roof of the mouth, tonsils, salivary glands, throat and voice box. The national cancer... buy viagra online dublin Gum cancer symptoms the online cancer center reports that cancer of the gums is known as gingival cancer. Gum cancer is one of many types of cancers grouped in the category of head and neck cancers. According to the mayoclinic. Com, risk factors for gum cancer include... What causes dark spots on human gums? The cause behind dark spots on your gums can be harmless or deadly, depending on its nature. Some oral cancers manifest as dark spots in their early stages, and some of the causes of serious gum disease can also lead to the existence of dark spots... Early signs of tongue cancer tongue cancer falls under the general category of oral cancer, which can affect not only the tongue, but also the lips, cheeks, tissues inside the month, the sinuses and throat. It is important to treat oral cancer, because it can spread to other... Swollen gums & cheeks the body often experiences various aches and pains. Some are minor, such as a light cough or sore muscle, while other ailments are more serious, such as broken bones or migraine headaches. Though swollen cheeks and gums can cause light, moderate... 4 ways to spot signs of oral cancer the presence of mysterious lumps, lesions or growths is a hallmark of all forms of cancer. Cheap viagra online pharmacy Your dentist will check for visible early signs of oral cancer during your routine dental checkup, but it's important that you be proactive about getting... The effects of mouth cancer mouth cancer, also called oral cancer, accounts for around 60,000 new cancer diagnoses each year, according to the national cancer institute. Oral cancer can begin in the lips, gums or the lining of the mouth, and spread to form tumors all... Little white bumps on my lips little white bumps or spots on the lips can be attributed to a lot of problems, such as fordyce spots and even oral cancer in some cases. Female viagra for sale If you are seeing white spots on your lips, make sure you consult a doctor immediately. These spots can be a... Viagra online huhosp 4 ways to understand tongue cancer tongue cancer is typically classified as an oral cancer and is grouped with cancers that appear on the lips, cheek, floor of the mouth, hard and soft palate, sinuses and throat. These types of cancer share many symptoms, and if you are seeing... buy viagra online dublin Human tongue diseases the tongue is a strong muscle in the mouth that allows for easy swallowing and speaking. The tongue also contains a wide variety of taste buds that allow people to enjoy their food. Sometimes, certain diseases infiltrate the tongue and can turn it... What are the benefits & effects of spirulina? Spirulina is a microscopic blue-green algae that has been around for millions of years. It's used as a food source due to its high protein content. Spirulina also contains a wealth of vitamins, minerals and carotenoids. It's related to kelp but is... How does smoking orally affect someone? Viagra online kwik Smoking harms nearly every organ of the body, according to the centers for disease control and prevention. In addition to increasing the risk of developing cancer and heart disease, smoking also causes unsightly and potentially dangerous changes... Early signs of squamous ce.

FAPA needs your support. Please donate to FAPA through PayPal using PayPal account or any credit card. Thank you. Your donation is 100% tax deductable.

Amount: 

  • FAPA 2013 Congressional Workshop in Washington DC
  • FAPA 2013 Congressional Workshop in Washington DC
  • FAPA 2013 Congressional Workshop in Washington DC
  • FAPA 2013 Congressional Workshop in Washington DC

FAPA 2013 Congressional Workshop in Washington DC


YEAR 2013 FAPA Board of Directors-at-large elections

More information

FAPA Chapter information and activities page


Overseas Taiwanese organizations express concern about backsliding of democracy in Taiwan

(Washington, D.C. – November 8th 2013) -- The undersigned overseas Taiwanese organizations hereby express our deep concern about recent developments in Taiwan.  First, we wish to emphasize our roots in Taiwan, the land of our birth.  We do live in Canada, Europe, Japan, Latin America and the United States, but we feel strongly about our homeland.  Many of us worked hard to help Taiwan make the transition to democracy in the 1980s and 1990s.

Especially since Taiwan made such major progress towards a fully democratic system during the past 25 years, it is regrettable that the current administration of President Ma Ying-jeou has eroded Taiwan’s democracy and freedoms with his pro-China policies. On the surface these policies may appear to bring about a reduction of tension, but in reality they are setting Taiwan up for a larger conflict when China’s repressive designs for “unification” collide with the reality of Taiwan’s democracy.

While this backsliding of freedom, democracy and human rights has been going on since the beginning of the Ma administration, we are particularly incensed about recent moves by the Ma government that show a distinct lack of  respect for democracy, and a fundamental breach of the basic principles of separation of powers and checks and balances in a democracy.

These basic principles are enshrined in the current (ROC) Constitution in Taiwan.  While we strongly believe that the Constitution needs to be amended to reflect the new reality that Taiwan is now a free, democratic and independent country, it is essential that the government abides by the Constitution that is presently in force.  The actions of President Ma and his administration in attempting to remove Legislative Speaker Wang Jin-pyng clearly violated those principles.

In addition, the extensive abuse of power and the rampant wiretapping by the Special Investigation Division of the Chief Prosecutor’s Office also constitute a violation of the Constitution, in particular Article 12, which guarantees the individual’s freedom of privacy of correspondence.

It is time for the Ma government to listen to the Taiwanese people, and to move towards policies and decisions that reflect the views of ordinary people, the men and women in the street. In particular this means:

  1. An end to the extraordinary powers vested in the Special Investigation Division of the Chief Prosecutor’s Office.  The Legislative Yuan    should immediately pass legislation abolishing the SID,
  2. Taiwan needs judicial reform, completely removing political influence from the judiciary.  The judicial branch needs to be completely independent from both the executive and legislative branch of government, so Taiwan can enjoy clear separation of powers, and
  3. Taiwan needs legislative reform so that legislators can truly represent their constituencies, and the legislature becomes an effective and efficient part of the system of governance.  The legislative process needs to become a true give-and-take of political negotiations; all political opinions are shown respect and decisions are made on the basis of rational discussion.

As overseas Taiwanese we also fully endorse the joint statement issued by the 29 international scholars and writers, who expressed their concerns in a statement titled "Human rights, democracy threatened", published in the Taipei Times on October 14th 2013 and in Hanji in the Liberty Times on October 16th 2014.

Signatories:

United States

1. Formosan Association for Public Affairs (FAPA)
2. Chen Wen-chen Memorial Foundation (CWCMF)
3. Formosan Association for Human Rights (FAHR)
4. Friends of Taiwan – Los Angeles, California
5. Institute for Taiwanese Studies (ITS) – Cerritos, California
6. North American Taiwanese Engineering and Science Association (NATEA)
7. North American Taiwanese Professors’ Association
8. North American Taiwanese Women’s Association
9. Southern California Taiwanese Club – Los Angeles, California
10. Taiwanese American Center of Northern California
11. Taiwanese Association of America (TAA)
12. Taiwanese Association of America, Chicago Chapter
13. Taiwanese Association of America, Cincinnati Chapter
14. Taiwanese Association of America, Columbus Chapter
15. Taiwanese Association of America, Greater Baltimore Chapter
16. Taiwanese Association of America, Greater Washington Chapter
17. Taiwanese Association of America, Northern New Jersey Chapter
18. Taiwanese Alliance of Interculture (TAI) – San Jose, California
19. Taiwanese Americans Perspectives (TAP) – Los Angeles, California
20. Taiwan Christian Church Council in North America (TCCCNA)
21. Taiwan Center – New York
22. Taiwan Culture Center – Greater Washington
23. Taiwan Hakka Association For Public Affairs In North America
24. World United Formosans for Independence United States
25. World Taiwanese Congress

Canada

26. Formosan Association for Public Affairs Canada
27. Greater Vancouver Taiwanese Senior Association
28. Society  of Taiwanese Canadian History in British Columbia
29. Taiwanese Canadian Association
30. Taiwanese Canadian Association – Greater Vancouver Chapter
31. Taiwanese Canadian Association –Toronto Chapter
32. Taiwanese Canadian Church Association of Toronto
33. Taiwanese Canadian Heritage Association
34. Taiwanese Human Rights Association of Canada (THRAC)
35. Taiwanese Senior Association of Toronto
36. Taiwanese Women’s Association of Toronto
37. World Federation of Taiwanese Associations (WFTA)
38. World United Formosans for Independence Canada

Latin America

39. Taiwanese Association of Ecuador

Europe

40. European Federation of Taiwanese Associations -- London, United Kingdom
41. European Federation of Taiwanese Women Associations, Hamburg, Germany
42. Formosan Association for Public Affairs United Kingdom
43. Taiwanese Association in the United Kingdom
44. Taiwanese Student Association in the United Kingdom
45. World United Formosans for Independence Europe

Japan

46. Japan Taiwanese Medical Union
47. Taiwanese Association in Japan
48. Taiwanese Women’s Association in Japan
49. World United Formosans for Independence Japan