Monday, July 11, 2022

NATPA声明:惜しまれる安倍首相の急逝

 


1980年に設立され、米国とカナダの大学教授等の学術研究者で構成される北米台湾教授会(North America Taiwanese Professors’ Association; NATPA)は、安倍晋三元首相暗殺の悲報に衝撃を感じ、安倍氏の家族日本国民に深い哀悼の意を示します。安倍氏の遺業は永遠に我々の記憶に残り日本およびその他の国々のリーダーの不動の規範となったものと確信します。

安倍首相は、全ての物事を卓越した見識と知恵をもって勇敢に立ち向った類希な政治家であり日本を率いて世界の繁栄と自由に貢献をしました。 2006年の首相就任以来、安倍氏は独裁主義に抵抗する立場を明確に示し、独裁主義による人権侵略を阻止し続けてきた比類無き政治家でもあります。彼は、インド太平洋地域において、自由で開かれた経済および政治を促進すべく、強固な民主主義同盟国の連携を礎に革新的な日米豪印戦略対話の土台を築きしました。米国や台湾を含む日本の民主主義パートナーに対する強靭な支援は、彼の信念である善と安全の世界享受の明示でもありました。

安倍首相の卓越したリーダーシップは、東北大地震後の復興政策並びに2020年の東京オリンピックの誘致そして開催でも十二分に示され、特にオリンピック開催による日本人の自信回復は日本経済活気付け、20年にわたる景気低迷からの脱出の契機となりました。

安倍晋三首相のリーダーシップにより、日本が人類の普遍的な価値を促進すべくより多くの責任を負い始めたことによって国際社会での尊敬を集め始めたことは明白であります。台湾そして米国の人々に対する彼の誠実で温かい友情は、永遠に記憶され敬われるものと信じて止みません。

 

NATPA 聲明:安倍晉三首相的政治遺產

 


日本前首相安倍晉三不幸遇刺,北美洲臺灣人教授協會(NATPA)對安倍先生的遭難身故,在此表達我們的震驚和悲痛,並且嚴重譴責這暴力野蠻的行徑 。對於安倍先生的家人和日本朋友, 表示我們的最誠摯慰問。安倍前首相的逝世, 為世界所有愛好和平的人們巨大損失, 他的從政生涯留下許多令人難忘的事蹟,為日本和世界其他地區的未來領導人樹立了一個崇高標準。

安倍首相是一位具有遠見、智慧和領導勇氣的政治家,他帶領日本為世界的繁榮和自由做出更大地貢獻。安倍先生自2006年第一個任期以來, 一反當時國際普遍對獨裁政權姑息的潮流,他的護民主自由的堅定立場,成為全球捍衛人權免受專制侵略的先驅。他發起了日本與其盟國之間的四邊安全對話,建立印太區域民主國家之間創新和強大的合作關係, 並在此基礎上促進經濟和政治自由。他對包括美國和台灣在內的日本民主盟友誠摯的承諾以及更深廣的持, 促進了維護世界安全及共同利益的目標。

安倍先生以明智果決的領導,恢復了日本國民的自信心,並為經濟注入了活力,實現了永續發展的可能性。例如 2006 年首任首相期間的政策,結束日本長達二十年的經濟停滯不前的頹勢,2012 年他重返首相職位, 擬定執行棘手的東北地震和海嘯及其衍生的災難的後續社會經濟上的應對重建,以及籌辦 2020 年東京奧運會。安倍首相總是在他的國家面臨困難的黑暗時刻,挺身擔負領袖責任。而他的財政政策、創新政策、和投資政策,更是為面臨挑戰時的國家治理,提供了世界各國寶貴的範例。

安倍首相留下了許多非凡的政治遺產。在他破日本戰後歷史紀錄的長期服務期間,安倍首相以他的領導及個人魅力,引領日本以具有高度創新能力的世界公民身份, 重返世界舞台,通過承擔更多符合普世價值的責任, 贏得世人的尊重。台灣和美國人民將永遠銘記安倍首相的真摯友誼,他的貢獻將被世界所有愛好和平的人類永遠珍惜在心中。

Saturday, July 9, 2022

NATPA Statement for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

 


The North American Taiwanese Professors’ Association (NATPA), founded in 1980 and consisting of college professors and professionals in the United States and Canada, expresses shock and sadness at the assassination of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and extends sincere condolences to Mr. Abe’s family and our Japanese friends for this great loss to all peace-loving people.  His memorable career with distinguished heritages has set a great standard for leaders in Japan and the rest of the world in the future. 

 

Prime Minister Abe was a statesman of vision, wisdom, and courage; he had led his country to contribute to the prosperity and freedom of the world. The firm position resisting dictatorship since his first term in 2006 had made Mr. Abe the pioneer who defended human rights against autocratic aggressions in the world. He initiated the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue between Japan and her allies, in the Indo-Pacific region, building on the innovative and robust relations among democracies to promote economic and political liberties. His warm support to Japan’s democratic allies, including the U.S. and Taiwan, shows his goal of maintaining the common good and security of the world. 

 

Prime Minister Abe’s decisive leadership was also evident in the hosting of the Tokyo Olympics in 2020, which restored the confidence in the Japanese people, and the energized economy that ended the two-decade-long economic slump with sustainable growth in Japan. He emerged as a great leader facing countless challenges in his nation and the world.

 

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has left a remarkable legacy. During his history-breaking-long service, his leadership has made Japan return to the global stage as an innovative world citizen, earning respect by taking more responsibility to promote universal values. His sincere and warm friendship with the people of Taiwan and the United States will be long remembered and perpetually cherished.


Thursday, June 30, 2022

Members' Publications in June

 

Thursday, May 26, 2022

Members' Publications in May 2022

 


Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Taiwan's knocking on the WHO's door Campaign

"Taiwan's knocking on the WHO's door Campaign" was published in the Washington Times on May 24th, 2022. The ad appeared in the newspaper on page A3. 

There were 10 like-minded organizations joining the efforts and sharing the missions of this ad: 主要目的在於呼籲美國國會、行政部門、以及美國大眾,支持台灣取得 WHO 及其他國際組織「正式會員國」(full membership) 的資格,以期根本解決台灣長期被排擠於國際組織之外的不公不義之狀況。

Formosan Association for Public Affairs (FAPA)
World Federation of Taiwanese Associations (WFTA)
North American Taiwanese Medical Association  (NATMA)
North America Taiwanese Professors’ Association (NATPA)
European Federation of Taiwanese Associations (EFTA)
Taiwanese Association of America (TAA-USA)
World Taiwanese Congress (WTC)
Formosan Association for Public Relations (FAPR)
World United Formosans for Independence (WUFI-USA)
North America Taiwanese Women's Association (NATWA)

Please help spread the awareness. It did not happen this year at the WHA, but it will one day. Taiwan deserves a spot in WHO and not just an observer. 


Friday, May 20, 2022

Donation to Support Dr. John Cheng's family

Statement on “Laguna Woods Church Shooting" by NATPA 

北美洲台灣人教授協會關於美國爾灣台灣基督長老會教堂槍擊事件聲 



Statement on “Laguna Woods Church Shooting" by NATPA

 



Statement on “Laguna Woods Church Shooting" by NATPA

The North American Taiwanese Professors’ Association (NATPA), founded in 1980 and consisting of college professors and professionals in the United States and Canada, expresses serious concern regarding the church shooting that targeted a Taiwanese American congregation on May 15, 2022, in Laguna Wood, CA.  We call for peace and for attention to the hate crime imposed on innocent American citizens.

The NATPA condemns the spread of China’s agenda through violence inflicted on Taiwanese Americans.  According to Orange County Sheriff's Department, the gunman, a Chinese immigrant, was politically motivated by the hatred and violence messages promoted by the China Council for Promotion of Peaceful National Reunification (CCPPNR), an organization in which he serves as a leader of its Las Vegas Chapter. The head of its Beijing headquarter, Yang Wang, currently is ranked as the third most powerful out of the seven-member Politburo Standing Committee of the Chinese Communist Party, the supreme group chaired by Xi Jinping. Wang also chairs the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference.  According to its website, the CCPPR has had a long history of promoting propaganda that favors China by devastating the national interests of the United States and Taiwan.

We are deeply saddened by the passing of Dr. John Cheng, a father of two teenagers and a devoted husband, who immediately charged the gunman during the shooting incident. It is particularly heartbreaking that Dr. Cheng's mother lost her husband and son within less than three months. Dr. John Cheng’s sacrificial love will be forever remembered.

The NATPA applauds the wisdom and courage of many Taiwanese Americans on the scene, reflecting the values and noble character of this great country.  The swift and shrewd response by many senior citizens and Rev. Billy Chang stopped the suspect and successfully prevented more deaths. The Orange County Sheriff Don Barnes said the gunman used chains to lock doors and tried to glue the locks shut. Additional ammunition and Molotov cocktail-like items were found in bags in the church. 

This shooting incident at a house of worship targeted not just one ethnic group but is a violation of American values that we always defend: freedom, democracy, and human rights. The NATPA calls for the following actions taken:

1.      For law enforcement: Investigate the activities of the China Council for Promotion of Peaceful National Reunification and its relationship with the Chinese Communist Party, to prevent politically motivated attacks on innocent people from happening again. 

2.     For lawmakers: Define threatening languages from China against Taiwan or Taiwanese groups and/or individuals by using forces, violence, and military power to promote China’s unification agenda as a hate crime.      

North American Taiwanese Professors' Association

2022.5.19