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.
(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 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.”
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.
Members are our
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）