H.Con.Res.53 - Concerning the Taiwan Relations Act.106th Congress (1999-2000)
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|Sponsor:||Rep. Rohrabacher, Dana [R-CA-45] (Introduced 03/11/1999)|
|Committees:||House - International Relations|
|Latest Action:||House - 04/07/1999 Referred to the Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.Con.Res.53 — 106th Congress (1999-2000)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (03/11/1999)
Expresses the sense of Congress that: (1) the United States should reaffirm its commitment to the Taiwan Relations Act and the specific guarantees of provision of legitimate defense arrangements to Taiwan contained therein; and (2) Congress has grave concerns over the People's Republic of China's growing arsenal of nuclear and conventionally armed ballistic missiles, the movement of those missiles into a closer geographic proximity to Taiwan, and the effect that buildup may have on stability in the Taiwan Strait.
Calls on the President to: (1) direct all appropriate officials to raise with Chinese officials such concerns; (2) seek from Chinese leaders a public renunciation of any use of (or threat to use) force against Taiwan; and (3) provide an annual report detailing the military balance on both sides of the Taiwan Strait, and encourage progress in the cross-strait dialogue.
Calls for the Secretary of Defense to inform the appropriate congressional committees when officials from Taiwan seek to purchase defense articles for self-defense.
Declares that: (1) the U.S. Government should encourage a high-level dialogue with officials from Taiwan and other U.S. allies in East Asia; and (2) it should be U.S. policy to publicly support Taiwan's admission to the World Trade Organization and encourage others to adopt similar policies.