FAPA is not exactly run by US citizens. And don’t get me wrong as it is truly run by some very good people, but please don’t ever assume that the political allegiance of all of them is to the US Constitution. FAPA was clearly organized as a “press club” in order to not be registered under the Foreign Agents Registration Act. It is also the hub of political activity for “Issued In Taiwan” press cards. If the domestic non-profit corporations are legally forbidden from political coordinating activities, then why does FAPA not seem to wish to register itself voluntarily?
Friends of Beijing might find it as an open invitation to declare open season on the ROC in Congress.
Meanwhile, Dan’s burning desire to become a Taiwan national under Taiwan law should never become a contravention of the American interest in the people of Taiwan. Forcing him to renounce his US citizenship under Taiwan law is contrary to the American interests in Taiwan under SFPT.
“Statelessness” is cruel and unusual punishment under the SFPT.
Are those human rights of TRA only applicable to “Chinese”? What about Hakka, Min, or those minority stateless “white guys”?
The “people of Taiwan” are not as “Chinese” nor as racially homogenous as Washington might have once been once lead to believe. Hmmmm, just who has lead them to believe that?
Even in the old days of the notorious Chinese Exclusion Act, those labeled as “Chinese aliens” still had some basic constitutional rights under American law! Some were even declared US citizens (USA v. Wong Ma Ark, 1898) because of serious contraventions of the civil rights act of 1868!
Don’t compromise your civil rights of TRA. It is not as benign as you might have once thought.
Even Chinese burearucrats are subjugated by the rule of law, or they ought to be.