Should Take Leading Role to Bring Taiwan into the United
Nations," House Legislation claims
2, a bipartisan group of House Members led by Rep. Bob Schaffer
(R-CO) (with Reps. Michael Bilirakis (R-FL), Albert Wynn
(D-MD), Pete Sessions (R-TX ), Bob Wexler (D-FL), Nita Lowey
(D-NY), Chris Smith (R-NJ) Steve Chabot (R-OH), Sherrod
Brown (D-OH), Mark Souder (R-IN), John Doolitle (R-CA),
Brad Sherman (D-CA) and Phil Crane (R-IL) called on the
Bush Administration to "take a leading role in gaining
international support for Taiwan's participation" in
the United Nations and other international organizations,
stating that Taiwan deserves "full and equal membership"
in these bodies.
Bob Schaffer (R-CO) drafted the concurrent resolution that
notes Taiwan's dramatic improvement in human rights and
its strong democratic development.
resolution also notes that Public Law 106-137 "required
the Secretary of State to submit a report to the Congress
on the administration’s efforts to support Taiwan's participation
in international organizations, in particular the World
full and equal membership in the United Nations and other
international organizations is long overdue," states
Ming-chi Wu, President of the Formosan Association for Public
Affairs. "The rationale of the world community in 1971
was that they were righting one wrong in giving China a
seat in the United Nations. Now it is time to right the
wrong created at that time, namely the U.N. disenfranchisement
of Taiwan’s citizens."
of the Resolution
Schaffer's Press Release