Speeches


Li-Pei Wu

Full Recognition of Taiwan--Dismantling the Fallacy of the One China Policy (PDF)
Li-Pei Wu, Founder, Formosa Foundation
May 22, 2007

Wu spoke at 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. Mandarin translation (PDF)

Mutual Respect: The Missing Ingredient to Cross-Strait Harmony (PDF)
October 2006
Chapman University, Orange, CA

Delivered at the conference, Global Security and Relations between the Taiwan Straits: The 2008 Challenge, hosted by the Claremont Insitute, Li-Pei Wu urges Taiwan and China to set aside political biases and any preconceived notions in order for cross-strait dialogues to begin. Mandarin translation (PDF)

Terri Giles

The Non-Existent State of Affairs: Reexamining the One China Policy (PDF)
Terri Giles, Executive Director, Formosa Foundation

April 2006
ITASA West Coast Conference
Los Angeles, California

Terri Giles speaks to students about the primary dilemma facing many democratic governments, including the United States, Japan, and Australia, of maintaining a status quo, which does not make sense in light of the changes that have taken place in Taiwan, China, and the world over the past 33 years.

Lee Teng-Hui

A Strategy of Freedom in Asia (PDF) | Mandarin translation (PDF)
Lee Teng-Hui, former President of Taiwan

October 2005
Formosa Foundation Luncheon
Los Angeles, California

Former Taiwan President Lee Teng-Hui focuses his remarks on the strategic directions for freedom in Asia and examines the question of the rise of China and whether it will be peaceful or based on military force.
Lee Teng-Hui was Taiwan's first freely elected head of state, serving as President from 1988 to 2000.  He paved the way for political reforms in the nation, peacefully transforming the once totalitarian regime into a democracy. As a private citizen, Lee remains highly respected in Taiwan for his dedication to building and solidifying the sovereignty of Taiwan.

Donald S. Lee

The Other China (WMV)
Donald S. Lee, Chairman, Formosa Foundation

March 2005
USC Human Rights Conference
Los Angles, California

Donald Lee speaks to students about Taiwan, its history, political and economic transformation, and the political dilemmas that the island nation is facing.

 

Dr. June Teufel Dreyer

The One China Policy (PDF)
Dr. June Teufel Dreyer, University of Miami

December 2004
Taipei, Taiwan

Notes from June Teufel Dreyer's keynote speech at the Formosa Foundation banquet held in Taiwan. Dr. Dreyer remarks on the origin of the U.S. One China policy and its evolution through successive White House adminstrations.

Dr. Dreyer is Professor of Political Science at the University of Miami. She received her Ph.D. from Harvard University. She is the author of China’s Political System: Modernization and Tradition, published by Allyn and Bacon. Dr. Dreyer is a frequent writer and commentator on Chinese military affairs.

Need Image Rethinking One China (PDF)
Rep. Steve Chabot (R-OH)

September 2003
Washington, D.C.

Rep. Steve Chabot is co-chairman of the Congressional Taiwan Caucus, currently the second largest caucus in the House.  He sleaks at the Heritage Foundation on his views of the U.S. “One China” policy.
Li-Pei Wu

The Taiwan-China Relationship:  Political Confrontations & the Dilemma of Political Confrontation and Economic Interdependence (PDF)
Li-Pei Wu, Founder, Formosa Foundation
July 2003
Osaka, Japan

Li-Pei Wu, Founder & Honorary Chairman of the Formosa Foundation speaks at the Osaka University of Foreign Studies, as part of an international conference titled "China's Rise and Taiwan's Dilemmas." 

The One China Policy – Unfit for a New Strategic Era (PDF)
Li-Pei Wu, Founder, Formosa Foundation

Seattle, Washington

Li-Pei Wu speaks to the Asia Pacific League for Freedom and Democracy at their 2003 Asia Pacific Round Table Forum Symposium in Seattle, Washington, March 29, 2003.

A One China - One Taiwan Economic Policy (PDF)
Li-Pei Wu, Founder, Formosa Foundation

June 2003
Washington, D.C.

Li-Pei Wu speaks at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington D.C. on June 2, 2003, on why the United States needs a Free Trade Agreement with Taiwan.

Can Taiwan's Economic Miracle Persevere? An Examination of Its Past and Future (PDF)
May 1999
Cambridge University, England

Li-Pei Wu speaks to the faculty of law at Cambridge University on Taiwan’s economic miracle. Mandarin translation