REP. STEVE CHABOT (R-OH)
AMERICAN HERITAGE WEEK
pleased to join so many of my friends in celebrating Taiwanese
American Heritage Week. It gives us the opportunity to recognize
the tremendous contributions to this nation made by Taiwanese
Americans and to reflect on the great democratic strides
made by our longtime friends on Taiwan.
This year is truly a milestone year for Taiwan. A new President
has been elected -- a President who seeks freedom from oppression
for his people and independence through self-determination
for his nation. I join with my friends here in the United
States in wishing our friends on Taiwan great success in
their unyielding efforts to exercise their democratic rights.
So, as the Taiwanese American community continues to make
substantial contributions to our society, and the Taiwanese
people prepare to inaugurate a new President and enter a
new democratic era, it is fitting that we take some time
to celebrate Taiwanese American Heritage Week, recognizing
the wonderful success story of our Taiwanese American community.