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    Taiwanese American Heritage Week


HR 228

Introduced in the House of Representatives by Reps. David Wu, Robert Wexler, Steve Chabot, Sherrod Brown, Dana Rohrabacher 

Supporting the goals of Taiwanese American Heritage Week, and for other purposes. 

Whereas May 11-18, 2003, marks the fourth annual Taiwanese American Heritage Week; 

Whereas the annual Taiwanese American Heritage Week creates awareness and promotes the image of Taiwanese Americans in the United States; 

Whereas Taiwanese American Heritage Week helps encourage American diversity and promotes cultural understanding between Taiwanese Americans all Americans; 

Whereas Taiwanese American Heritage Week helps enhance mutual understanding and solidarity among different generations of Taiwanese Americans; 

Whereas the Taiwanese American community strongly supports democracy, human rights, and the rule of law; 

Whereas Taiwanese Americans have made distinct and important contributions to the United States and the rest of the world in many fields, as evidenced most recently during the war with Iraq where Taiwanese Americans served in the U.S. Armed Forces; 

Whereas Taiwan is committed to the principles of freedom, justice, and democracy, as evidenced by Taiwan's free and open contests in local, legislative, and presidential elections, and seeks to become a responsible member of international organizations such as the World Health Organization; 

Whereas frequent exchanges, including exchanges at the highest level of government, contribute to broadening the friendship and cooperation between the United States and Taiwan; and 

Whereas the United States and Taiwan share common ideals and a vision for a peaceful and democratic 21st century: 

Now, therefore, be it Resolved, That the House of Representatives-

(1) declares that the warm relations and bilateral exchange between the people of the United States and Taiwan should continue and grow deeper; and

(2) supports Taiwanese American Heritage Week and recognizes the importance of Taiwanese Americans to the United States.

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