White Paper 2001 Regarding Taiwan and its Future
Through this White Paper 2001 jointly issued by the overseas
Taiwanese community in Canada, Europe and the United States, we want
to present a clear statement regarding Taiwan and its future, and to
gain support for acceptance of Taiwan as a full and equal member in
the international community.
The Paper gives a brief historical background, and appeals to the
international community - and in particular to the United States,
Canada, the nations of Europe, and other countries that adhere to
democratic principles - to:
- Affirm that the people of Taiwan have the right to determine
their own future under the principle of self-determination as
enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations;
- Urge China to renounce the use of force and accept Taiwan as a
friendly neighboring state instead of perpetuating the hostility and rivalry dating from the Chinese Civil War which they fought
against the Kuomintang five decades ago; and
- Accept Taiwan as a full, equal, and independent member of the
international family of nations, including the United Nations.
The paper is revised and updated to take account of the election
of Chen Shui-bian as President in March 2000, and the new policies
towards Taiwan of the Bush Administration. Read the full text of the
White Paper 2001 in HTML-format, or
download it in Acrobat PDF-format.
The earlier 1998-1999 edition, can be found at
White Paper in HTML-format, or
downloaded in Acrobat PDF-format.
For further information, contact one of the following
Formosan Association for Public Affairs (FAPA) 552
-- 7th St., S.E. Washington, DC 20003 Tel. (202) 547-3686 Fax (202)
Taiwan Communiqué P.O. Box 15182 Chevy Chase, MD 20825 USA. Homepage:
World Taiwanese Congress 4328 Sprucebough Dr.
Marietta, GA 30062 U.S.A. -- Tel. (770) 642-8620 and Fax (770)
World United Formosans for Independence (WUFI) P.O.
Box 360315 Strongsville, OH 44136 homepage:
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