Hi! It's been a while. This is the first newsletter of the year, and we are hoping the new year is treating you well so far. I'm enjoying the nice Texas weather as Eric and Jess are bearing the snow, rain and sleet of the Northeast. Meanwhile with the new year, we also have a … Continue reading The Champs That Once Dominated The World: Taiwan’s Little League Team
This Saturday was OFT had the pleasure of hosting a workshop at the 2017 Intercollegiate Taiwanese American Student Association - East Coast Conference (ITASA ECC.) It was a milestone hit; an achievement unlocked. Since the founding of OFT, being able to hold a standalone workshop at ITASA had been Jenny and my dream. I had … Continue reading Our First Appearance at ITASA
Feature Photo Credit: www.dronethusiast.com In the wake of the Occupy Parliament movement that was led by Lin Fei-fan and Chen Wei-ting, I met with congressional aides in Washington D.C. One of the legislative aides asked me, “How do I explain to people the legitimacy of the students since they are illegally entering and occupying a government … Continue reading Stop Storming Government Buildings, Start Storming Voting Booths
[W]e must be one, no matter which communal group we belong; we must help each other with compassion and treat each other with sincerity; we must dissolve hatred and resentment, and bring about long lasting peace After losing the First Sino-Japanese War, China ceded Taiwan to Japan in 1895 as part of the Treaty of … Continue reading Understanding 228 : More Than Just A Day in Taiwan
Taiwan is important to our U.S. interests, and our values: Taiwan is a young, self-governing democracy in Asia. Taiwan is one of our strongest allies, and our 10th largest trading partner. Most of the world's laptops, LCD screens, computer chips, and more come from Taiwan's companies. The 23 million democratic people living … Continue reading Why is Taiwan Important?
Taiwan, a shining beacon of democracy in the East Asia region, is a country that struggles for self-determination. The scars from Taiwan's turbulent history has not held her back from becoming one of Asia's 4 Economic Tigers, from having a rich culture, or from excelling in healthcare, humanitarian causes, and much more. However, these scars have … Continue reading What We Do