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H.Con.Res.122 - Expressing the sense of Congress that the United States should resume normal diplomatic relations with Taiwan, and for other purposes.
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Mr. MCCAUL (for himself, Mr. ANDREWS, and Mr. SAM JOHNSON of Texas) submitted the following concurrent resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Foreign AffairsCommentsClose CommentsPermalink
Whereas since then, the people of Taiwan have conducted five successful presidential elections, successive elections for members of their national legislature, numerous local elections, and two national referendums;CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
Whereas Taiwan has never been under the jurisdiction of the People’s Republic of China, which continues to illegitimately claim sovereignty over Taiwan and its 23,000,000 citizens;CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
Whereas the Shanghai Communique, which maintains that there is ‘One China’ and that ‘Taiwan is part of China’, was established without the consultation of Congress or the people of Taiwan;CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
Whereas the People’s Republic of China has since used the ‘One China Policy’ to block Taiwan’s membership and full participation in international organizations and events, ranging from the United Nations and the World Health Organization to the Olympics;CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
Whereas the ‘One China Policy’ is effectively obsolete, and does not the reflect the obvious reality that Taiwan has functioned as an independent and sovereign country for over half a century;CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
Whereas former President Jimmy Carter severed diplomatic ties with the Taiwan in 1979 and terminated the Mutual Defense Treaty between the United States and Taiwan without consulting or seeking the approval of Congress;CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
Whereas Congress responded later that year by adopting the Taiwan Relations Act, codifying in law the basis for continued friendly relations between the United States and Taiwan;CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
Whereas former President Ronald Reagan issued the ‘Six Assurances’ to Taiwan in July 1982, including the assurance that ‘[t]he United States would not formally recognize Chinese sovereignty over Taiwan.’;CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(1) the President should abandon the fundamentally flawed ‘One China Policy’ in favor of a more realistic ‘One China, One Taiwan Policy’ that recognizes Taiwan as a sovereign and independent country, separate from the undemocratic Government of the People’s Republic of China in Beijing;CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(3) the President, the Permanent Representative of the United States to the United Nations, and other relevant United States officials should aggressively support Taiwan’s full participation in the United Nations and any other international organization of which the United States is a member, and for which statehood is a requirement for membership.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink