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Taiwan, the PRC, and the Taiwan Security Enhancement Act: Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific of the Committee on International Relations, House of Representatives One Hundred Sixth Congress, First Session, September 15, 1999   [open pdf - 1MB]

On September 15, 1999, the House of Representatives Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific of the Committee on International Relations convenes to discuss and hear testimony regarding Taiwan, the PRC, and the Taiwan Security Enhancement Act. Testifying are Senator Craig Tomas from Wyoming and of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Dr. Susan Shirk of the US Department of State, Kurt Campbell of the US Department of Defense, Former Secretary of Defense Caspar Weinberger of Forbes Magazine, Former Director of Central Intelligence James Woolsey of Shea & Gardner, and Dr. David Lampton of Johns Hopkins University. Chairman Doug Bereuter explains that "the Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific meets today to examine its security requirements of Taiwan in the face of increased tension with the People's Republic of China", although he reserves time for discussion of East Timor. Senator Thomas testifies to the US's "triangular relationship with Taiwan and the PRC", saying that "despite...challenges...the United States...has managed to strike a balance between the two competing interests, a balance reflected in the three U.S.-PRC joint communiques and in the Taiwan Relations Act." Susan Shirk speaks to "what the Administration has done in response to the increase in cross-strait tension since July as guided by the Taiwan Relations Act" and asks "will this proposed legislation, clearly intended to enhance the security of Taiwan, actually do that or will it have the opposite effect?" Other testimony goes into depth regarding US policy between Taiwan and the PRC and new goals for the administration. East Timor is also discussed.

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Serial No. 106-61
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1999-09-15
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Public Domain
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