A Leading Voice for Taiwan

FAPA’s mission is educational. The organization provides US policymakers, the media, scholars and the general public with information on issues related to Taiwan. FAPA informs and updates Members of Congress and their staff on issues regarding Taiwan. FAPA seeks to articulate the point of view of the people of Taiwan.

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Our Mission

FAPA seeks:

(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.

Grassroots Advocacy

As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, we do not fundraise for or endorse candidates or elected officials. 
However, we 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.

Align with American Interests

FAPA sees support for democratization in Taiwan as beneficial to American interests, since a more open society on Taiwan will help foster safety, security and peace in the Pacific Basin. The 1979 Taiwan Relations Act, which serves as the cornerstone of US-Taiwan relations, reads: “It is the policy of the United States– to consider any effort to determine the future of Taiwan by other than peaceful means […] of grave concern to the United States.”

Congressional Advocacy

FAPA headquarters announces major US-Taiwan relations initiatives at the beginning of every year. We take the follow actions to carry out our advocacy plan:

  • Advocate and build partnerships on the Hill
  • Collect and organize petition letters
  • Draft talking points to assist advocacy work of local FAPA chapters
  • Publish electronic weekly news updates to enhance Hill staffers’ awareness of the issues in Taiwan.

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Our Team

2020 -2021

Minze V. Chien

National President

  • 1982 – 1983: Trong Chai(蔡同榮)
  • 1984 – 1985: Mark Tang-Shan Chen(陳唐山)
  • 1986 – 1989: Ming-min Peng(彭明敏)
  • 1989 – 1991: Kenjohn Wang(王桂榮)
  • 1992 – 1995: John Chen(陳榮儒)
  • 1996 – 1997: Fong Chung Fan(樊豐忠)
  • 1998 – 2000: Wen Yen Chen(陳文彥)
  • 2001 – 2005: Mingchi Wu(吳明基)
  • 2006 – 2007: C.T. Lee(李青泰)
  • 2008 – 2011: Bob Yang(楊英育)
  • 2012 – 2015: Mark Kao(高龍榮)
  • 2016 – 2017: Peter Chen(陳正義)
  • 2018 – 2019: Mike Kuo(郭正光)

Chiao-Yun Anny Hsiao

National Vice President

HQ Staff
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Cosette Chen

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.
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Chih-Yun Huang

Political Science Research Analyst
Chih-Yun Huang is the Political Science Research Analyst. Before she came to the United States, she worked in the Department of Campaign Rally of Tsai Ing-Wen Presidential Campaign HQ, where 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.