H.Con.Res.166 - Expressing the sense of the Congress with respect to Taiwan's membership in the United Nations and other international organizations.103rd Congress (1993-1994)
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|Sponsor:||Rep. Torricelli, Robert G. [D-NJ-9] (Introduced 10/14/1993)|
|Committees:||House - Foreign Affairs|
|Latest Action:||House - 10/22/1993 Referred to the Subcommittee on International Security, International Organizations and Human Rights. (All Actions)|
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Introduced in House (10/14/1993)
[Congressional Bills 103th Congress] [From the U.S. Government Printing Office] [H. Con. Res. 166 Introduced in House (IH)] 103d CONGRESS 1st Session H. CON. RES. 166 Expressing the sense of the Congress with respect to Taiwan's membership in the United Nations and other international organizations. _______________________________________________________________________ IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES October 14, 1993 Mr. Torricelli (for himself, Mr. Deutsch, Mr. Dornan, Mr. Gejdenson, and Mr. Tauzin) submitted the following concurrent resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs _______________________________________________________________________ CONCURRENT RESOLUTION Expressing the sense of the Congress with respect to Taiwan's membership in the United Nations and other international organizations. Whereas the Republic of China was one of the founding members of the United Nations in 1945; Whereas at the end of the civil war in China in 1949 the Kuomindang nationalists were defeated and moved their Republic of China government to the island of Taiwan; Whereas the governments in both Beijing and Taipei claim that they represent all of China, including Taiwan; Whereas on December 15, 1978, the United States and the People's Republic of China released a joint communique that announced a switch in United States diplomatic recognition from Taipei to Beijing; Whereas that joint communique also stated that ``the United States will maintain cultural, commercial, and other unofficial relations with the people of Taiwan''; Whereas on December 15, 1978, in a unilateral statement released concurrently with that joint communique, the United States stated that it ``continues to have an interest in the peaceful resolution of the Taiwan issue''; Whereas on April 10, 1979, President Carter signed into law the Taiwan Relations Act (Public Law 96-8), effective as of January 1, 1979, which created a domestic legal authority for the conduct of unofficial relations with Taiwan; Whereas since January 1, 1979, the United States, in accordance with the Taiwan Relations Act, has continued the sale of selected defense articles and defense services to Taiwan; Whereas in spite of its economic achievements and significant role in the world economy and in world affairs, Taiwan does not have representation in the United Nations or in other international organizations; Whereas the people of Taiwan have, through their elected legislators, expressed a strong desire to join the United Nations and other international organizations; and Whereas the participation of the people on Taiwan in the United Nations and in other international organizations would further enhance the peace, security, and stability in the Pacific and is in the best interests of the United States: Now, therefore, be it Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), That it is the sense of the Congress that the 21,000,000 people on Taiwan should be represented in the United Nations and in other international organizations. <all>