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HONORING TAIWAN ON ITS 100TH ANNIVERSARY
(Extensions of Remarks - October 13, 2011)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
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                HONORING TAIWAN ON ITS 100TH ANNIVERSARY

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                         HON. JOHN CONYERS, JR.

                              of michigan

                    in the house of representatives

                       Thursday, October 13, 2011

  Mr. CONYERS. Mr. Speaker, I would like to congratulate Taiwan, which 
celebrated its 100th anniversary earlier this month. The events of 
October 10, 1911, marked the beginning of the Wuchang Uprising, which 
ultimately resulted in the collapse of the Qing Dynasty in China and 
the creation of Taiwan.
  Under the leadership of Taiwan's President Ma Ying-jeou, relations 
between China and Taiwan have greatly improved. Both China and Taiwan 
have been able to benefit from this new era of cooperation. Chinese 
tourists have been flooding into Taiwan, bolstering the local economy 
and creating good will between the neighbors. Last year, both 
governments signed the Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement, ECFA. 
The agreement streamlines business between China and Taiwan. As a 
result of Taiwan's leadership, daily flights between the two countries 
continue to grow considerably.
  We are grateful for President Ma's efforts to create peaceful 
relations with its neighbors and congratulate Taiwan again on its 100th 
anniversary.

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