(Extensions of Remarks - April 17, 2013)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E479]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office []

                        THE TAIWAN RELATIONS ACT


                        HON. JOHN J. DUNCAN, JR.

                              of tennessee

                    in the house of representatives

                       Wednesday, April 17, 2013

  Mr. DUNCAN of Tennessee. Mr. Speaker, the Taiwan Relations Act, 
signed into law more than 34 years ago on April 10, 1979 by President 
Jimmy Carter, officially recognizes the unique relationship between 
Taiwan and the United States.
  Taiwan acknowledges and represents the many liberties and freedoms 
the United States holds dear, and is a dependable ally and friend in 
the Western Pacific.
  Our countries share a strategic partnership. The United States should 
continue to support the ideals of Democracy and strengthen our 
relationship with Taiwan, a reliable partner in a very strategic part 
of the world.