Dear Senator:

On June 25, Sen. Robert Torricelli (D-NJ) introduced a resolution in the Senate (SCR123) expressing the sense of Congress that:

1. The future of Taiwan should be resolved peacefully, through a democratic mechanism such as plebiscite and with the express consent of the people of Taiwan; and

2. The future of Taiwan must be decided by the people of Taiwan without outside threats, intimidation, or interference.

The universally accepted principle of self-determination is enshrined in Article 1 of the United Nations Charter and the United States is a signatory of the United Nations Charter.

President Clinton stated on February 24, 2000: We will...continue to make absolutely clear that the issues between Beijing and Taiwan must be resolved peacefully and with the assent of the people of Taiwan. Two weeks later, on March 8, President Clinton repeated the statement.

On March 16, 2001, Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage added in a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing that what has changed is that any eventual agreement that is arrived at has to be acceptable to the majority of the people on Taiwan.

Given these incidences, it is clear that the movement for a peaceful resolution of cross-Taiwan Strait relations with the express consent of the 23 million people of Taiwan is growing stronger by the minute. Please co-sponsor this important resolution by calling Elijah Henley at Senator Torricelli's office at 4-3224.

Thank you for your support of Taiwan. We will continue to be in touch with you on Taiwan policy issues.

Sincerely yours,


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