Taiwan's overseas Chinese policy has been continued from the period of the Government of Republic of China under the guideline of the Three Principle of People. During the 1980s, the changes between USA immigration law and the restrictions of Taiwan's political and economic, lots of Taiwanese immigrated to America. More than two decades later, Taiwanese immigrants have made outstanding achievements in various fields, for example, in cultural, economic and language and so on. However, changes in international and domestic situations since then have prompted Taiwan government to adjust its operations related to overseas Chinese immigrants, both in policy and service objects. In turn, the adjustment has also created subtle changes for old Chinese immigrants and new Chinese immigrants from Taiwan. Particularly, domestic perceptions toward the Overseas Compatriot Affairs Commission and the transformation of the attitude of both old and new Chinese immigrants to the USA indicate that the administration of overseas Chinese affairs in Taiwan has become more and more realistic.
This study, I will concentrate on discussion of administration of overseas Chinese affairs and its relations to economics, politics, culture and education. In the economic aspect, I am focus on Taiwanese immigrants' economic development in the USA, starting with upgrades of economic strengths and industrial progress, to examine the connection between administration of overseas Chinese affairs and the economy of Taiwanese immigrants. In culture and education, education in Chinese will be the major issue to investigate the change of direction in education of overseas Chinese. The support and efforts From the Overseas Compatriot Affairs Commission, Taiwanese immigrants can give support and take care. With the increase of numbers of Taiwanese immigrants during the 1980s, their influence in different sectors in the USA has grown noticeably. After making their achievements, Taiwanese immigrants have tried to various extents to contribute to overseas Chinese affair operations by establishing organizations to assist to overseas Chinese affairs.
Keywords: Overseas Chinese policy, Taiwanese immigrants in the USA