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Sponsors: Reps. Barfield, Clemmons and Harrell
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Introduced in the House on February 21, 2006
Adopted by the House on March 8, 2006
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2/21/2006 House Introduced HJ-126 2/21/2006 House Referred to Committee on Invitations and Memorial Resolutions HJ-126 3/2/2006 House Committee report: Favorable Invitations and Memorial Resolutions HJ-3 3/8/2006 House Adopted HJ-26
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March 2, 2006
S. Printed 3/2/06--H.
Read the first time February 21, 2006.
To whom was referred a House Resolution (H. 4688) to commend Taiwan on its contributions to the global economy and the promotion of world peace, freedom, and human rights, and to support a free trade agreement, etc., respectfully
That they have duly and carefully considered the same and recommend that the same do pass:
ROBERT W. LEACH, SR. for Committee.
TO COMMEND TAIWAN ON ITS CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE GLOBAL ECONOMY AND THE PROMOTION OF WORLD PEACE, FREEDOM, AND HUMAN RIGHTS, AND TO SUPPORT A FREE TRADE AGREEMENT WITH THE UNITED STATES AND ITS EFFORTS TO JOIN THE UNITED NATIONS, WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION, AND OTHER INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS.
Whereas, Taiwan and the United States of America are friends and allies of long standing, both dearly cherishing the commonly shared values of freedom, democracy, and human rights; and
Whereas, Taiwan is the world's seventeenth largest economy, the United States' eighth largest trading partner as well as the sixth largest market for the United States' agricultural products; and
Whereas, the State of South Carolina and Taiwan have enjoyed long and mutually beneficial sister-state relations since 1981 with the prospect of further growth, and the House of Representatives declares its support of a free trade agreement between the United States and Taiwan; and
Whereas, Taiwan, as a leading manufacturer of information technology products, is an indispensable provider of the global high-tech industry, and its peace and stability are not only vital to the Asian Pacific region, but also to the world economy; and
Whereas, the threat of the use of force against Taiwan in any form, including the increasing deployment of missiles aimed at Taiwan or passing of legislation to justify the future invasion of Taiwan, are strongly opposed by the House of Representatives of South Carolina; and
Whereas, Taiwan, as a willing and contributing member of the world community, is one of the most active foreign contributing parties in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and other natural disasters in 2005; and
Whereas, the twenty-three million free citizens of Taiwan are not represented in the United Nations, World Health Organization, and other important international organizations, therefore hindering the human rights of the Taiwanese people. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives:
That the members of the House of Representatives of the State of South Carolina, by this resolution, commend Taiwan on its contributions to the global economy and the promotion of world peace, freedom, and human rights, and support a free trade agreement with the United States and its efforts to join the United Nations, World Health Organization, and other international organizations.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to Mr. R. C. Wu, Director General of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Atlanta, Georgia.
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