10 Overseas Taiwanese Organizations Publish Ad in Washington Times, Congratulating Taiwan’s Presidential Inauguration and Calling for US-Taiwan Diplomatic Relations

On May 20, Taiwan’s Presidential inauguration day, 10 overseas Taiwanese organizations including the Formosan Association for Public Affairs (FAPA) jointly published a full-page advertisement in the Washington Times to celebrate Taiwan’s democracy and call for U.S. diplomatic recognition of Taiwan.
 
The advertisement outlines Taiwan’s achievements as a beacon of democracy. The three examples cited in the Washington Times reflect three distinct values Taiwan closely follows — freedom, transparency, and human rights.
 
With Taiwan’s hard-won accomplishments, these organizations call for US-Taiwan formal diplomatic relations. They believe that Taiwan’s relationship with the U.S. should not be lumped in with that of North Korea, Iran, and Syria, which also lack diplomatic relations with the United States.
 
FAPA President Minze Chien states: “We have witnessed the gradual normalization in US-Taiwan relations during the past four years. Especially during the current global pandemic where Taiwan contributes significantly to the U.S. combating COVID-19, Taiwan has shown the United States that it is a country that warrants diplomatic recognition. It is time to change the outdated policy and move towards formal US-Taiwan diplomatic relations.”
 
*The 10 overseas Taiwanese organizations that contributed to this advertisement are: North American Taiwanese Medical Association (NATMA), North America Taiwanese Professors’ Association (NATPA), North America Taiwanese Women’s Association (NATWA), Taiwanese Association of America (TAA-USA), World Federation of Taiwanese Associations (WFTA), World Taiwanese Congress(WTC), World United Formosans for Independence – USA Chapter (WUFI-USA), DC Friends of Tsai, Formosan Association for Public Relations (FAPR), Formosan Association for Public Affairs (FAPA)


海外台灣人社團於華盛頓時報刊登廣告,祝賀台灣正副總統就職、呼籲台美建交

十個海外台灣人社團於台灣正副總統就職日,集資於華盛頓時報刊登全版廣告,慶祝台灣的民主,並呼籲台美建交。
 
該廣告羅列台灣在民主上的三項重要成就,其分別反映台灣所代表的三個價值:自由、人權、公開透明。
 
基於台灣難能可貴的民主成就,這些社團共同呼籲美國與台灣建立正式邦交。他們認為台灣在美國政策中的地位,應有別於與同樣無美無邦交的北韓、伊朗與敘利亞等國。
 
FAPA 總會長簡明子表示:「在過去四年,我們見證台美關係逐漸正常化。尤其是在武漢肺炎期間,台灣對美國防疫上的協助與貢獻,證明了台灣值得美國給予外交承認。現在是美國改變那些不合時宜的對台政策,並與台灣建立正式邦交的時刻。」
 
*十個共同出資刊登廣告的海外台灣人社團分別為:北美臺灣人醫師協會、北美洲台灣人教授協會、北美洲臺灣婦女會、全美台灣同鄉會、世界台灣同鄉會聯合會、世界台灣人大會、臺灣獨立建國聯盟美國本部、華府小英後援會、台灣人公共關係會、台灣人公共事務會

(May 20, 2020) 10 Overseas Taiwanese Organizations Publish Ad in Washington Times, Congratulating Taiwan’s Presidential Inauguration and Calling for US-Taiwan Diplomatic Relations