Recent Activities

12.1.2011 Ensuring Free and Fair Elections: Taiwan 2012 The Formosa Foundation presented a discussion on the upcoming 2012 Taiwan Presidential and Legislative elections. "Ensuring Free and Fair Elections: Taiwan 2012" features: Senator Sherrod Brown, Congresswoman Ros-Lehtinen, Congressman Howard Berman, Dr. Jaushieh Wu, and many others.
11.12.2011 Policy Forum with Congressman Ed Royce Congressman Ed Royce (R-CA), a senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia, delivered a substantive keynote speech at a Formosa Foundation policy forum where he reminded the audience  “peace comes through strength” and called for bold leadership to guide U.S.-Taiwan relations.
09.03.2011 Community Forum with Congressman Howard Berman More than 200 people were on hand at the Taiwan Center in Rosemead, CA, to hear Congressman Howard Berman, Ranking Member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, speak about the importance of Taiwan and his strong commitment to ensure Taiwan’s freedom and democracy.
07.30.2011 Formosa Foundation Community Roundtable Briefing on Taiwan's Resurgence in Washington
2011 Ambassador Program Concludes in Washington D.C.
22 future leaders graduated on June 24 from the ninth annual Ambassador Program, aka the Congressional Bootcamp, hosted by the Formosa Foundation. The 2011 Class held a total of 133 meetings with individual members of Congress and their staff, and attended several hearings.
06.16.2011 Congressional Hearing on Why Taiwan Matters House Foreign Affairs Committee held a full hearing on "Why Taiwan Matters." In her opening remarks, Ros-Lehtinen announced that she will introduce legislation to enhance the Taiwan Relations Act. The Committee reaffirmed the U.S. commitment to the people of Taiwan and their democracy. Ros-Lehtinen also recognized the Formosa Foundation Ambassadors.
06.11.2011 Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Speaks on Why Taiwan Matters For several years, the Formosa Foundation has been in discussions with Ros-Lehtinen on the possibility of a hearing on the issue of Taiwan. Earlier this year, the Congresswoman agreed to call a hearing in the House Foreign Affairs Committee on "Why Taiwan Matters."
11.14.2010 Freedom House Briefing Christopher Walker from Freedom House spoke to members of the media and the Taiwanese American community on their observations of Democracy in Asia and Taiwan.
06.25.2010 2010 Ambassador Program Concludes in Washington D.C.

The 2010 Ambassador Program successfully concluded in Washington D.C. on June 25, where 26 students from across the globe learned the art of public diplomacy and how to operate as an insider, inside the beltway. They also held 164 meetings with members of the House and Senate, advocating for stronger U.S.-Taiwan relations.

09.25.2009 Beyond Formosa Betrayed: Towards Truth & Reconciliation in Taiwan Taking as astarting point the movie Formosa Betrayed, the Formosa Foundation hosted a conference in Washington D.C. to present a unique perspective on Taiwan's society and polity, its progression from one of authoritarian to a democracy.
09.14.2009 Congressional Screening of FORMOSA BETRAYED

Drawing attention to the current and decades-long struggle for democracy forged by the people of Taiwan and their American allies, the Formosa Foundation proudly presented the dramatic and action-packed political thriller FORMOSA BETRAYED to members of Congress, their staff, and other Washington insiders on Monday, September 14, at the Newseum in Washington, D.C.

05.19.2009 The Future of US-Taiwan Relations This one day conference was co-hosted by the Formosa Foundation and the Sigur Center for Asian Studies at the George Washington Universit.
04.07.2009 Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen reaffirms support for Taiwan Congresswom Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) traveled to Los Angeles to attend a roundtable hosted by the Formosa Foundation. The Ranking member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee spoke candidly on her support for Taiwan's democracy and human rights. "Beijing may hold America's credit but Taipei holds America's heart."
09.21.2008 Congressman Gary Ackerman supports Taiwan in international organizations Congressman Gary Ackerman (D-NY) spoke in Los Angeles on why Taiwan matters, the importance of US-Taiwan relations, and of his support of Taiwan in international organizations.
08.06.2008 A New Road Map for US-Taiwan Relations: Strengthening Freemom in Asia Dan Blumenthal, Resident Fellow at American Enterprise Institute and Randall Schriver, founding partner of Armitage International and Project 2049, were keynote speakers. Both the Formosa Foundation and American Enterprise Institute were co-sponsors. The speakers emphacized the importance of a strong US-Taiwan alliance, and offered pragmatic recommendations to both US and Taiwan governments toward improving US-Taiwan relations.
12.17.2007 "Can Democracy Survive Globalization? Lessons from Taiwan" On December 17, 2007, Formosa Foundation and the Sigur Center for Asian Studies at George Washington University, in conjunction with the Taiwan Foundation for Democracy, presented a one-day, international conference focusing on Taiwan’s unique democratic predicament in the face of globalization.
09.08.2007 Thousands Rally for Taiwan's Admission to U.N.

The continuing battle over the right of Taiwan’s self-determination took to the streets in Los Angeles as part of  an international protest over recent actions by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. More than 24 local organizations, including the Formosa Foundation, were represented by an estimated 1,500 demonstrators at the Federal Building in West Los Angeles on Saturday, September 8, 2007.

08.10.2007 Taiwan 2008: Asian Democracy at the Cross Roads Engineer, educator turned political commentator Dr. Jerome F. Keating spoke at the Taiwan Center on Taiwan's political matters and the urgent need fort Taiwan's survival as an independent democracy.
08.03.2007 Class of 2007 Ambassadors Meet Taiwan President

Eight representatives of the 2007 Ambassador Program met with Taiwan President Chen Shui-bian in Taipei in the Presidential office on August 3. Since 2005, the President personally meets with the group of young men and women who have just graduated from the Ambassador Program.

05.22.2007 Formosa Foundation Co-Sponsors Foreign Relations Forum in Taipei On May 22, 2007, the Formosa Foundation joined the Taiwan Thinktank to host a foreign relations forum in Taipei entitled “Diplomatic Corner: U.S.-Taiwan Relations, Retrospect and Prospect.” The purpose of the forum was to discuss the “one-China” policy and Taiwan’s standing in the international community.
09.08.2006 Joseph Jaushieh Wu "Taiwan's Fragile Democracy" Dr. Joseph Jaushieh Wu, Taiwan's head of China Affairs, spoke to more than 200 people at the Taiwan Center about the challenges that threaten Taiwan's democracy, including those from China and Taiwan's own opposition party.
08.10.2006 Formosa Foundation Hosts Media Workshop

To help Taiwan gain visibility with mainstream America, the Fomrosa Foundation sponsored a workshop that focused on ways that supporters of Taiwan can better utilize conventional media.

05.15.2006 Congressman Sherrod Brown – Defending Democracy:  A Case for Taiwan Ohio Congressman Sherrod Brown joined the Formosa Foundation to speak at the Taiwan Center on May 15, 2006 where he urged the United States to assist Taiwan in exercising its right of self-determination and independence. Congressman Brown is a co-founder of the Congressional Taiwan caucus and senior member of the International Relations Committee.  He is a leading voice in Congress on issues important to Taiwan, including the effort to preserve Taiwan’s democracy and secure observer status for Taiwan at the World Health Organizations annual summit.
03.31.2006 Formosa Foundation and FAPA Urge Congress to Support Taiwan (PDF) The Formosa Foundation and FAPA called upon the U.S. to confirm its adherence to the letter and the spirit of the Taiwan Relations Act of 1979, which forms the solid foundation for the US commitment to help defend Taiwan in case of an attack by China.  The joint press release was issued in response to Taipei Mayor and Kuomintang Party Chairman Ma Ying-jeou statements that  U.S. officials had told him during his visit to Washington DC that the United States would have no obligation to intervene in a military conflict between Taiwan and China if the Taiwanese government did anything to spark the conflict.
03.28.2006 Congressman David Wu Joins Formosa Foundation, Calling for High Level Meeting (PDF) Congressman David Wu (D-OR) joined the Formosa Foundation in urging the Bush Administration to invite the democratically elected President of Taiwan Chen Shui-bian and members of his cabinet to visit the United States and engage in dialogue about issues relating to Taiwan.
11.09.2005 Strait Talk Symposium Hosted by Brown University & Formosa Foundation Students from Taiwan, China, and the United States converged at Brown University for a conference focusing on relations between the three counties.  A series of public lectures, panels and workshops were held to examine the future of the triangular relationship.
10.21.2005 Former President Lee Teng-Hui Speaks at Formosa Foundation Luncheon

The Formosa Foundation hosted former Taiwan President Lee Teng-Hui in Los Angeles as he finished the last stretch of a 13-day tour of the U.S.  President Lee spoke to a standing room audience of influential public officials, business leaders, and key scholars about the need for democracies to stand together in support of Taiwan.  Lee emphasized that Taiwan’s freedom depends on the people of Taiwan protecting it.  However the people of Taiwan need the support of the U.S. and other free nations.

08.02.2005 President Chen Shui-bian Meets with Formosa Foundation Ambassadors (PDF)

Fifteen members of the class of 2005 Ambassadors enjoyed the rare opportunity to have a closed door meeting with Taiwan’s President.  The Ambassadors shared their experiences of visiting with members of the U.S. Congress in support of Taiwan. 


Formosa Foundation Hosts International Conference in Taiwan

The Formosa Foundation hosted an international conference in Taipei, Taiwan focusing on “The Post-Election Era – the Impact on U.S., Taiwan and China Relations.”  The conference featured four different panels with distinguished scholars and experts from both Taiwan and the United States.  The panelists assessed the effects of recent executive and legislative branch elections in both Taiwan and the U.S.


The Hudson Institute & Formosa Foundation Co-Host Triangular Relationship Conference

As part of the Formosa Foundations continuing goal of initiating dialogue on U.S. – Taiwan policy, the Foundation joined the Hudson Institute in sponsoring a conference that examined American foreign policy toward Taiwan.