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[H. Con. Res. 390 Enrolled Bill (ENR)]

        H.Con.Res.390
                                      Agreed to October 19, 2000        

                       One Hundred Sixth Congress

                                 of the

                        United States of America


                          AT THE SECOND SESSION

           Begun and held at the City of Washington on Monday,
             the twenty-fourth day of January, two thousand


                          Concurrent Resolution

Whereas Taiwan has dramatically improved its record on human rights and 
  routinely holds free and fair elections in a multiparty system, as 
  evidenced most recently by Taiwan's second democratic presidential 
  election of March 18, 2000, in which Mr. Chen Shui-bian was elected 
  as president;

Whereas the 23,000,000 people on Taiwan are not represented in the 
  United Nations and many other international organizations, and their 
  human rights as citizens of the world are therefore severely 
  abridged;

Whereas Taiwan has in recent years repeatedly expressed its strong 
  desire to participate in the United Nations and other international 
  organizations;

Whereas Taiwan has much to contribute to the work and funding of the 
  United Nations and other international organizations;

Whereas the world community has reacted positively to Taiwan's desire 
  for international participation, as shown by Taiwan's membership in 
  the Asian Development Bank and Taiwan's admission to the Asia-Pacific 
  Economic Cooperation group as a full member and to the World Trade 
  Organization as an observer;

Whereas the United States has supported Taiwan's participation in these 
  bodies and, in the Taiwan Policy Review of September 1994, declared 
  an intention of a stronger and more active policy of support for 
  Taiwan's participation in appropriate international organizations;

Whereas Public Law 106-137 required the Secretary of State to submit a 
  report to the Congress on administration efforts to support Taiwan's 
  participation in international organizations, in particular the World 
  Health Organization; and

Whereas in such report the Secretary of State failed to endorse 
  Taiwan's participation in international organizations and thereby did 
  not follow the spirit of the 1994 Taiwan Policy Review: Now, 
  therefore, be it

    Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), 
That it is the sense of the Congress that--
        (1) Taiwan and its 23,000,000 people deserve appropriate 
    meaningful participation in the United Nations and other 
    international organizations such as the World Health Organization; 
    and
        (2) the United States should fulfill the commitment it made in 
    the 1994 Taiwan Policy Review to more actively support Taiwan's 
    participation in appropriate international organizations.
  Attest:

                          Jeff Trandahl,

                                                                       
                                 Clerk of the House of Representatives.
              By

                                                                       
                                                          Deputy Clerk.

  Attest:

                                               Secretary of the Senate.