in Honor of Taiwanese American Heritage Week
David Wu, May 10, 2000
like to pay tribute to Taiwanese Americans across the United
States. As you may know, May 7th-14th
is designated as Taiwanese American Heritage Week. Today,
there are more than one half-million Taiwanese Americans
across the United States. From science and education, to
politics, Taiwanese Americans have made profound contributions
to the strength and diversity of this great nation.
many immigrant communities, Taiwanese Americans have maintained
a close relationship with their original homeland. Exchanges
between Taiwan and the United States have resulted in an
ever-closer relationship in trade, culture, and values.
As we witnessed in the March 18th, 2000 Taiwanese
Presidential election, the people of Taiwan and the United
States share a bond in their adherence to the principles
of freedom, democracy, and human rights. That bond is made
stronger each day by the Taiwanese American community here
in the United States.
as the first member of the U.S. House of Representatives
born in Taiwan, I am proud to pay tribute to Taiwanese Americans.
During the occasion of Taiwanese American Heritage Week,
I urge all my colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives,
and indeed all Americans, to celebrate the diversity Taiwanese
Americans have contributed to the United States.