Taiwan Communiqué is a bi-monthly journal focused on political developments in Taiwan. It started in 1980, and is the official publication of the International Committee for the Defense of Human Rights in Taiwan. Since 2006 it has been published jointly with the Washington DC-based Formosan Association for Public Affairs.

It is primarily meant to give members of parliaments, foreign ministries, human rights organizations, and academic researchers a deeper understanding of developments on and around the island.

Taiwan Communiqué supports human rights and political freedom for the 23 million people on the island, and campaigns for full and equal membership of Taiwan in the international community, including the United Nations.
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Taiwan Communiqué presents a close-up view of Taiwan's democratization process of the 1980s and 1990s. It shows how the democratic opposition movement, first the tangwai ("outside-the-party") and later the DPP, played a crucial role in achieving democracy in Taiwan. The (then) ruling Kuomintang had to be pushed every step of the way, and only grudgingly went along when change was inevitable.

Since the early 1990s we have focused on Taiwan's quest for membership in the international family of nations as a full and equal member, and China's military threat and intimidation against the democratic island.

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