September 7, 2005
Mr. Ming-chi Wu
Formosan Association for Public Affairs
552 7th Street SE
Washington, DC 20003
Dear Mr. Ming-chi,
I am writing to express my support to those of you who have gathered
in support of United Nations membership for Taiwan. Like you, I believe that
Taiwan’s exclusion is both unfair to the people of Taiwan and counterproductive
to the rest of the world.
As the 60th session of the United Nations General Assembly convenes
this week, I would like to join you and countless people the world over in
calling fairness for the people of Taiwan.
Taiwan is a stable, democratic presence in Asia, a bulwark of support
for human rights and a world economic power. It is home to a thriving
multi-party democracy, with free and fair elections held at all levels of
government. Taiwan is a responsible nation that has consistently demonstrated
its commitment to the well being of the international community. It has heeded
calls by the U.N. and countless individual nations to provide relief and
assistance to victims of disasters and wars. Taiwan’s generosity and
humanitarian efforts have included aid for refugees in Kosovo, reconstruction in
Afghanistan, food and supplies in Iraq, efforts to fight AIDS, and help for
victims of disasters in El Salvador, Turkey, Nicaragua, New York City in the
wake of September 11 and Hurricane Katrina last month.
I am hopeful that the UN delegates will resist the relentless and
irrational pressure of the communist regime in Beijing and accord the people of
Taiwan their rightful representation in this important world body.
Member of Congress