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Referred in Senate (11/04/2003)

 
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[H. Con. Res. 302 Referred in Senate (RFS)]

  1st Session
H. CON. RES. 302


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                   IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

                            November 4, 2003

      Received and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations

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                         CONCURRENT RESOLUTION


 
Expressing the sense of Congress welcoming President Chen Shui-bian of 
            Taiwan to the United States on October 31, 2003.

Whereas for more than 50 years an iron-clad relationship has existed between the 
        United States and Taiwan which has been of enormous economic, cultural, 
        and strategic benefit to both nations;
Whereas the United States and Taiwan share common ideals and a clear vision for 
        the 21st century, where freedom and democracy are the foundations for 
        peace, prosperity, and progress;
Whereas Taiwan has demonstrated its unequivocal support for human rights and a 
        commitment to the democratic ideals of freedom of speech, freedom of the 
        press, rule of law, and free and fair elections routinely held in a 
        multiparty system;
Whereas the upcoming October 31, 2003, visit to the United States of Taiwan's 
        President Chen Shui-bian is another significant step in broadening and 
        deepening the friendship and cooperation between the United States and 
        Taiwan;
Whereas on October 31, 2003, Taiwan's President Chen Shui-bian will be presented 
        an award by the International League for Human Rights for his efforts in 
        promoting tolerance, democracy, and human rights; and
Whereas Taiwan's President Chen Shui-bian will bring a strong message from the 
        Taiwanese people that Taiwan will cooperate and support the United 
        States campaign against international terrorism and efforts to rebuild 
        and bring democracy and stability to Afghanistan and Iraq: Now, 
        therefore, be it
    Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), 
That Congress--
            (1) offers its warmest welcome to President Chen Shui-bian 
        of Taiwan upon his visit to the United States on October 31, 
        2003;
            (2) asks President Chen Shui-bian to communicate to the 
        people of Taiwan the support of Congress and of the American 
        people;
            (3) recognizes that the visit of President Chen Shui-bian 
        of Taiwan to the United States is a significant step toward 
        broadening and deepening the friendship and cooperation between 
        the United States and Taiwan;
            (4) congratulates President Chen Shui-bian on his receiving 
        the Human Rights Award from the International League for Human 
        Rights; and
            (5) thanks President Chen Shui-bian and the government and 
        people of Taiwan for their humanitarian and medical assistance 
        in Afghanistan and post-war Iraq as well as for their 
        willingness to contribute to the peace, stability, and 
        prosperity of the Middle East.

            Passed the House of Representatives October 30, 2003.

            Attest:

                                                 JEFF TRANDAHL,

                                                                 Clerk.