Sun, Feb 12, 2012 - Page 8 News List

Open letter to US President Obama

While it will be impossible to know whether these signals of US partiality exerted decisive influence on the electoral outcome, they nevertheless constitute an external distortion of the political playing field in a still-young democracy that frustrated the opportunity of Taiwanese voters to exercise their democratic choice free from outside interference.

In your address at the Department of State on May 19 last year, you said: “There must be no doubt that the US welcomes change that advances self-determination.” We therefore strongly appeal to you to protect the right to self-determination for the 23 million people of Taiwan, and to work toward a Taiwan policy that supports the right of Taiwanese to decide their own political future.

Thank you for your attention to this matter.

Sincerely yours,

Dr Wang Kang-Lu Memorial Foundation

Formosan Association for Human Rights

Formosan Association for Public Affairs

North America Taiwanese Professors’ Association

North America Taiwanese Women’s Association

North America Taiwanese Engineers’ Association

Professor Chen Wen-Chen Memorial Foundation

Taiwan Hakka Association of Public Affairs in N. America

Taiwanese Association of America

World Federation of Taiwanese Associations

World Taiwanese Congress

World United Formosans for Independence — USA

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