FAPA and citizen activists provide US policymakers, the media, scholars and the general public with information on issues related to Taiwan, as well as inform and update Members of Congress and their staff on Taiwanese issues.
(1) To promote international support for the right of the people of Taiwan to establish an independent and democratic country and to join the international community;
(2) To promote relations and cooperation between Taiwan and the United States;
(3) To protect the right of self-determination for the people of Taiwan;
(4) To promote peace and security for Taiwan; and
(5) To advance the rights and interests of Taiwanese communities throughout the world.
As America’s only pro-Taiwan lobby, FAPA urges members of Congress from both aisles to support Taiwan through government cooperation, joint military partnerships, economic partnerships, and the promotion of a One Taiwan and One China policy.
How We Work?
FAPA empowers Taiwanese Americans and Taiwan supporters across all ages, religions, and political parties to engage in building relationships with Congress members from both sides to promote U.S.-Taiwan relationship. Our work is made possible because of the 45 chapters we have throughout the U.S. along with 2500 of our dedicated memberships and their determination to strengthen the U.S-Taiwan relations.
FAPA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and we do not fund raise for or endorse candidates or elected officials. However, we do encourage FAPA members to be politically active and regularly attend local town halls and events with their members of Congress to relay them the message of U.S.-Taiwan relations.
FAPA is headquartered in Washington, D.C., and builds support of issues by working with Congress to pass resolutions or bills on support of the Taiwan issue. FAPA currently has no offices outside of Washington, but seeks to grow into having a vibrant network of offices in different regions in the future.
FAPA also has annual programs that educate young Taiwanese professionals and student activists on current U.S.-Taiwan relations, as well as lobbying strategies and how the U.S. Congress works. It is also through programs like these where we develop the next generation of Taiwanese leaders in U.S.-Taiwan affairs.
Dr. Mike Kuo (Chung-Kung) became president of FAPA in 2018. Before this position, he was President of Texas South Chapter of FAPA. He has also served as Vice President from 2012 to 2014. Dr. Kuo came to the US in 1974 and graduated from Texas A&M University in 1980. He has since worked at Houston Johnson Space Center for various contractors for various space food and water programs. He is currently a Senior Scientist of the Toxicology and Environmental Chemistry Group in Johnson Space Center. Mike joined the Taiwanese Student Association on campus while in graduate school and started to get involved in the studnet movement to promote freedom, democracy and human rights in Taiwan. Because of his active involvement in Taiwan’s affair, he was banned from returning to Taiwan by Taiwan’s authority until 1992. In the past 30 some years, Mike had served as chapter president of Taiwanese Association of American(TAA) in College Station, Houston, and Clear Lake City multiple times. Because of his enthusiasm and leadership, He was elected and served as the vice president of TAA-USA from 2001-2002.
Jonathan Lee was introduced to FAPA at an ITASA conference back in his early years of college. He was immediately impressed by the devotion of a small group of people to the safety and future of Taiwan. As a Taiwanese American, he considers Taiwan his second home and as he’s grown older, so has his affection for the country has as well. In his search for identity and ways to help Taiwan, he’s led and participated in many organizations such as TANG, TAF, ITASA and Formosa Foundation. But his longest commitment has been to FAPA, from being a leader in the YPG group to FAPA California – North Chapter President, because Jonathan believes in its mission and it’s the only organization where he continues to see such selfless dedication by its members to that mission. Hence, Jonathan hopes to serve FAPA and Taiwan for a better future.
Assistant Administrative Manager
Cosette Chen is the Assistant Administrative Manager focusing on community development, database management and program operation. She received her MA from American University’s International Economic Relations, specializing in international business and development, and received her BA in Economics at National Chengchi University.
Political Science Research Analyst
Dee Wu is the Political Science Research Analyst. He devises and promotes FAPA’s policy agenda. Prior to joining FAPA, he had interned at the Project 2049 Institute and National Bureau of Asian Research, where he focused on Taiwan military, East Asian maritime balance, and US-China relations. Dee received a MS in Foreign Service degree at Georgetown University in May 2018. His areas of focus include Chinese foreign policy, military strategy, intelligence studies, among others. He earned his BA in Sociology at National Taiwan University.
Political Science Research Analyst
Chih-Yun Huang is the Political Science Research Analyst. She became a full-time staff after her two-month internship at FAPA. Before she came to the United States, she worked in the Department of Campaign Rally of Tsai Ing-Wen Presidential Campaign Headquarters for half a year. During the campaign, she directed five campaign rallies and supported other 14 indoor and outdoor campaign rallies. After the Campaign, Chih-Yun worked as a Secretary for Jhao-Syong Ruan, Taipei City Councilor. Chih-Yun received her Masters degree in Public Administration from Syracuse University with a focus of Non-Profit Management. She held a BA degree in Political Sciences from National Taiwan University.
FAPA’s mission is to protect and strengthen the U.S.-Taiwan relationship and promote U.S.-Taiwan security in the East Asia region. Contact us to learn more about Taiwan!