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Suggestions and Recommendations 

 Reciprocation of Status Agreement
Eric W. Lier
a. Legal agreement or Treaty between the United States of America and the Republic of China on Taiwan or the People of the Taiwan Area.
Ensures the implementation of Reciprocation of Status for all citizens
Ratified by both governments

b. Guarantee that American citizens in Taiwan receive the same rights and privileges as the People of Taiwan in the United States of America.
Rights of residency
Freedom from discrimination
Property rights
Any and all other rights , freedoms and privileges


c. Guarantee that the People of Taiwan  in the United States of America receive the same rights and privileges as citizens of the United States of America in the Republic of China on Taiwan.
Rights of residency.
Freedom from discrimination.
Property rights.
Any and all other rights , freedoms and privileges.

d. Establishment of an oversight committee
To ensure implementation of agreement.
Prepare regular reports on progress and implementation.
 
e. Exemption
No person from the United States of America or the Taiwan area shall be entitled to any rights, freedoms or privileges beyond those granted to citizens of that area.

 
 
Police Reform
Anonymous
Many of the most visible and apparent social problems in Taiwan directly or indirectly relate to the poor quality of law enforcement.

Here are a few of the recommendations made by people.
1. Random urinalysis testing for all law enforcement personel.
2. Random polygraph testing for all law enforcement personel. 
3. Instituting a reward system to the general public for  reporting traffic and criminal violations.
4. Institute a call reporting number for every telephone call made for assistance.
5. Identification badges worn by all police at all times giving their names and numbers.
6. Initiate a police oversight commission as a an NGO.
7. Relinquish traffic enforcement responsibility to a private security company.
8. An abuse of power hot-line for the general public to lodge complaints.
It is believed that these kinds of reforms could bring the law enforcement in Taiwan up to international standards.
At the very least it would allow for the police to get their raise and save the government a lot of money in the process.

Targeted Deportations of American Citizens in Taiwan


Over the past year there has been a marked increase in the harassment and persecution of American activist in Taiwan by the self proclaimed human rights government of Chen Shui Bian.
Unlike Taiwanese activist in the United States who are allowed to express their opinions in any peaceful manner they choose. Americans in Taiwan tend to be one of the most persecuted and censored.
Most recently was the deportation of aboriginal rights activist Scott Ezell by the police in Taidong despite a court ordered injunction.
There was also the harassment and deportations of five American labor activist: Richard C. Abraham, Ralph Edward Mangrum, David Wayne Westerman, Todd Darrin Carlson and Joe Drexler on hunger strike to protest the dissolution of the pensions and wide spread pollution caused by a Taiwanese company in the United States.
Most famous of all was the slanderous vilification and persecution in the Taiwan media then the subsequent deportation of African American gay rights activist and celebrity Charles Macalister (A.K.A) CHOCOLATE.
All of these persecutions and deportations were undertaken not in a transparent nature befitting a country that upholds the rule of law and human rights but in the form of arbitrary sentencing by a martial law style police state that refused these people the right to trial or judicial oversight.
When law enforcement officials in Taiwan flaunt the law and refuse to yield to the superiority of the courts, there is little hope for the rule of law in Taiwan. Instead, Taiwanese society will continue to function under fear, violence and oppression. Riots, crime, economic decline in the face of unbridled globalization and the continued degradation of Taiwan’s image and that of the Taiwanese people are just a few of the things Taiwan can look forward to if this system is allowed to continue.
Human rights can only be protected when the rule of law flourishes. There is a firm link between the actions of the police and human rights violations in society.
If the Taiwanese police refuse to file a complaint due to bribes, if they fabricate charges against someone for personal motives or if they threaten the life and liberty of those who are willing to fight for justice, they are not only violating individual human rights, but are giving lie to the justice system that is meant to protect the rights of not just minority residents but all the people in Taiwan.
Sincerely

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