Rep. Urges Senate Majority Leader
Pass "UN for Taiwan" Resolution a.s.a.p.
October 18, 2000, Rep. Bob Schaffer (R-CO) sent a letter
to Majority Leader of the Senate, Trent Lott, urging him
to place HCR390 on the Senate calender as soon as possible.
introduced HCR390 on July 27, 2000 with over 40 co-sponsors.
When it passed on October 3, the resolution enjoyed the
co-sponsorship of close to 90 Representatives, i.e. 20 percent
of the total membership of the U.S. House of Representatives.
the letter, Rep. Schaffer states that a democratic and prosperous
Taiwan should not be neglected by international institutions,
such as United Nations, especially considering China’s continuing
threats of wars towards Taiwan.
Schaffer adds: "Taiwan’s quest for self-determination
is something the United States of America has traditionally
and consistently supported. Unfortunately, Taiwan’s efforts
to participate in the international organizations have often
been thwarted for political reasons beyond Taiwan’s control.
It is unreasonable for the people of Taiwan to be excluded
from full participation in international institutions due
to threats from mainland China."
Schaffer concludes with the request that HCR390 be placed
on the Senate calender in order to secure timely passage
of this resolution which was widely supported in the House.
He further reinforces that the people of Taiwan have proved
that democracy is not only the principle of the United States
but of every nation in the whole world.
President Wen-yen Chen Ph.D. states: "The Chinese
Defense White Paper which was released on October 16, and
in which China refuses to denounce the use of force against
Taiwan, again proves precisely that China is the main threat
to regional security and stability in the Taiwan Strait.
China’s bullying behavior and the current military imbalance
across the Taiwan Strait put the people of Taiwan in great
danger. Unfortunately, Taiwan does not have access to the
UN Security Council when the situation deteriorates. Thus
UN membership for Taiwan is one of the keys to Taiwan’s