Current Status Bill Number:
3432Type of Legislation: House Resolution HRIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 19950201Primary Sponsor: HarvinAll Sponsors: Harvin and QuinnDrafted Document Number: bbm\9817jm.95Date Bill Passed both Bodies: 19950208Subject: Taiwan and Republic of China
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February 7, 1995
S. Printed 2/7/95--H.
Read the first time February 1, 1995.
To whom was referred a House Resolution (H. 3432), affirming the belief that this State's on-going commercial relationship with the people of the Republic of China on Taiwan, etc., respectfully
That they have duly and carefully considered the same, and recommend that the same do pass:
RICHARD M. QUINN, JR., for Committee.
AFFIRMING THE BELIEF THAT THIS STATE'S ON-GOING COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIP WITH THE PEOPLE OF THE REPUBLIC OF CHINA ON TAIWAN SHOULD BE RECOGNIZED AS SERVING THE MUTUAL INTERESTS OF SOUTH CAROLINIANS AND THE PEOPLE OF THE REPUBLIC OF CHINA ON TAIWAN IN AN EQUITABLE AND RECIPROCAL MANNER, THAT THE RECORD OF THE REPUBLIC OF CHINA ON TAIWAN CONCERNING HER DEMOCRATIZATION AT HOME AND HER HUMANITARIAN SERVICE ABROAD BE ACCORDED APPROPRIATE RECOGNITION BY THE PEOPLE OF THIS STATE, AND THAT DUE CONSIDERATION SHOULD BE GIVEN BY THE UNITED STATES TO THE READINESS OF THE REPUBLIC OF CHINA ON TAIWAN FOR THE LATTER'S FURTHER CONTRIBUTIONS TO AND BROADER PARTICIPATION IN THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY, INCLUDING FORUMS SUCH AS MULTILATERAL TRADE ASSOCIATIONS, HUMANITARIAN RELIEF ORGANIZATIONS, AND THE UNITED NATIONS.
Whereas, the people of the State of South Carolina enjoy a sister state relationship with the people of the Republic of China on Taiwan; and
Whereas, commercial interaction with the Republic of China on Taiwan has grown substantially in recent years to the benefit of our State; and
Whereas, a democratic, multi-party political system has been smoothly established in the Republic of China on Taiwan in recent years; and
Whereas, the direct role of the Republic of China on Taiwan in international development programs and humanitarian relief operations has expanded significantly during the past decade, often in close coordination with our nation's own such efforts; and
Whereas, seven Central American countries have proposed to the Secretary General of the United Nations that a supplementary item be included in the provisional agenda of the 48th General Assembly session to consider the exceptional situation of the Republic of China on Taiwan in the international community, based on the principle of universality and in accordance with the established pattern of parallel representation by divided countries in the United Nations. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives:
That the House of Representatives of the State of South Carolina, by this resolution, strongly believes that this State's on-going commercial relationship with the people of the Republic of China on Taiwan should be recognized as serving our mutual interests in an equitable and reciprocal manner; that the record of the Republic of China on Taiwan concerning her democratization at home and her humanitarian service abroad be accorded appropriate recognition by the people of this State; and that due consideration should be given by the United States to the readiness of the Republic of China on Taiwan for the latter's further contributions to and broader participation in the international community, including forums such as multilateral trade associations, humanitarian relief organizations, and the United Nations.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to the appropriate representative of the Republic of China on Taiwan.