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    Taiwanese American Heritage Week  2001
TAHW statement by Rep. Patsy Mink (D-HI)

May 13 - May 20, 2001

I am delighted to have this opportunity to extend my warmest aloha to all the members of the Taiwanese American community as you come together to celebrate Taiwanese American Heritage Week.

Our nations ,ore than 500,000 Taiwanese Americans have made considerable contributions to out society - in arts, the professions, science, business, and in a wide variety of other endeavors. Americas vitality and creativity has resulted from our diversity. A nation of immigrants, the United States has been enriched culturally and economically by each immigrant group. Tolerance and mutual understanding will come when all Americans recognize the contributions and achievements of all ethnic groups.

I also want to take this opportunity to recognize the continued development of Taiwans democracy. The courage, resilience, and economic and social accomplishments of the Taiwanese people have earned the worlds respect and admiration.

Best wishes for a wonderful celebration of Taiwanese American Heritage Week.

Patsy Mink

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