The Taiwan Civil Government (TCG) is an educational and advocacy group led by respected business leader Dr. Roger Lin. Founded in 2008, the TCG’s mission is to normalize Taiwan’s legal status in the global community, starting with allowing the Taiwanese people to determine their own nationality through a referendum. To this end, the TCG holds weekly education courses in Taiwan to promote normalizing Taiwan’s international legal status. As a testament to its popularity, the TCG has experienced application rates as high as 2,000-3,000 Taiwanese monthly. Today the TCG boasts over 60 offices with more than 40,000 members throughout Taiwan.
TCG has experienced application rates as high as 2,000-3,000 Taiwanese monthly.
To further the TCG’s goals, Dr. Lin and the TCG, which is not part of the official Taiwan government, is fighting its second lawsuit in the U.S. District Court, in the District of Columbia, making the case that the current international position of Taiwan and its people violates the human rights of that populace. The TCG is asking the court for declaratory relief that the rights of the Taiwanese people are being violated under the United Nations Charter regarding human rights, thus creating a pathway for a Taiwanese referendum. See Lin v. the United States and the Republic of China, Civil Action No. 1:15-cv-00295 (CKK).
“TCG’s goals are to achieve the normalization of Taiwan’s legal status and to obtain human rights protection for the people of Taiwan. Without these freedoms and protections, the people of Taiwan will remain stateless, and with no internationally recognized government. We have been living in political purgatory for more than 70 years, and immediately deserve the right to a nationality of our own choosing.“
-Dr. Roger Lin