SUPPORT FOR NEW AMERICAN INSTITUTE OFFICE IN TAIWAN; Congressional Record Vol. 164, No. 98
(Extensions of Remarks - June 13, 2018)

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          SUPPORT FOR NEW AMERICAN INSTITUTE OFFICE IN TAIWAN

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                    HON. F. JAMES SENSENBRENNER, JR.

                              of wisconsin

                    in the house of representatives

                        Wednesday, June 13, 2018

  Mr. SENSENBRENNER. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize the 
inauguration of the new office complex for the American Institute in 
Taiwan (AIT), and to highlight the importance of U.S.-Taiwan relations. 
This relationship has a vital impact on the peace, security and 
stability of the Western Pacific.
  The inauguration ceremony for this new facility will be attended by a 
number of dignitaries, including Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen. This 
event represents much more than the opening of just another new office 
complex in metropolitan Taipei. It stands as a concrete example of the 
firm commitment and unbreakable bonds that exist between the peoples of 
the United States and Taiwan.
   Next year will mark the 40th anniversary of the passage and signing 
into law of the Taiwan Relations Act (TRA), which has served as a 
cornerstone for our vigorous security, economic and people-to-people 
bilateral relationship. It was a proud moment in the history of this 
Congress when we took the lead in assuring that the Carter 
Administration's decision to grant diplomatic recognition to Beijing 
would not come at the expense of Taiwan. The people of Taiwan have 
earned our friendship and support as they share our own dedication to 
democracy, human rights, and a free market economy.
   I am one of the few remaining members who personally witnessed the 
historic passage of the TRA. Let us stand with Taiwan here again today 
by recognizing the continued American support of Taiwan through the 
inauguration of this new AIT facility.

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