Formosan Association for Public Affairs

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Formosan Association for Public Affairs
Simplified Chinese 台湾人公共事务会
Traditional Chinese 台灣人公共事務會

The Formosan Association for Public Affairs (FAPA) is a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit organization that seeks to build worldwide support for Taiwan independence. Its 55 chapters also seek to advance the interests of Taiwanese people and communities around the world. Currently, the President of FAPA is Dr. Mark Kao.

Established in 1982 in Los Angeles, California, FAPA subsequently moved its headquarters to Washington, D.C. The organization provides U.S. policy makers, the media, scholars and the general public with information on issues related to Taiwan.

Goals[edit]

  • Promote international support for the right of the people of Taiwan to establish an independent and democratic sovereign state, and to join the international community.
  • Advance the rights and interests of Taiwanese communities throughout the world.
  • Promote peace and security for Taiwan.
  • To promote relations and cooperation between Taiwan and the United States.
  • To protect the right of self-determination for the people of Taiwan.[1]

FAPA Young Professional Group[edit]

FAPA Young Professional Group is an affiliate organization primarily targeted at second-generation Taiwanese-Americans who are generally in their 20s and 30s. Their goals, which parallel those of FAPA, are:

  • To promote international recognition for the right of the people of Taiwan to establish an independent and democratic country and to join the international community.
  • To advance the rights and interests of Taiwanese communities throughout the world.
  • To promote peace and security for Taiwan.
  • To provide young proponents of Taiwan with the knowledge and skills necessary for grassroots advocacy on Taiwan’s behalf. [2]

YPG hosts an annual national conference in DC, during which participants visit their Congressional representatives to voice concerns about the US-Taiwan relationship, as well as regional events throughout the year.

International branches[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "What is FAPA?". Fapa.org. 2011-09-14. Retrieved 2012-05-18. 
  2. ^ "About". Fapa Ypg. Retrieved 2012-05-18. 

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