September 16, 2011
Dear FAPA Members:
I am happy to report to you that the Congressional reception FAPA hosted for DPP Chairwoman Tsai Ing-wen was a real success. The event took place in the Rayburn House Office Building in the afternoon of September 14. Thanks to your grassroots effort locally and hard work of FAPA staff (Coen Blaauw, Chiao-Jung Wang, Gerrit van der Wees, Jean Wu, Eileen Lin and Janice Chen) at our headquarters, seventeen House Representatives and two Senators came to the reception to welcome Dr. Tsai.
The atmosphere was festive and spirit high as the dignitaries lined up to speak at the podium. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Chairwoman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, enthusiastically greeted Dr. Tsai and took the occasion to announce the introduction of the Taiwan Policy Act (H.R.2918 Latest Title: To strengthen and clarify the commercial, cultural, and other relations between the people of the United States and the people of Taiwan, as codified in the Taiwan Relations Act, and for other purposes. She then presented Dr. Tsai with a large U.S. flag that had been flown over the Capitol.
Our headquarters staff have assembled the following links to YouTube video clips, mainstream TV footages and print media reports. I encourage you to view these items to get a glimpse of what FAPA is doing for our beloved Taiwan. Thank you and congratulations to you for making the Congressional reception a success. I trust you will keep up your hard work for U.S.-Taiwan relations and continue your support for FAPA.
All good things,
Bob I. Yang, President