ABSTRACT

Why Taiwan Matters, Hearing Before the Committee on Foreign Affairs, House of Representatives, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, First Session, June 16, 2011   [open pdf - 4MB]

From the opening statement of Chairman Ros-Lehtinen: "Taiwan inspires all victims of Beijing's totalitarian oppression that they need not be faint of heart. It is for this very reason, this shining example of liberty, that the cynical old men who still rule in Beijing are so fearful of Taiwan. It is for this very reason that they strive to eliminate this beacon of democracy. And it is for this very reason that Congress, through the Taiwan Relations Act, must strive to help preserve a Taiwan that reflects the aspirations of its people." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: June Teufel Dreyer, Randall G. Schriver, Rupert J. Hammond-Chambers, Nancy Bernkopf Tucker, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Gerald E. Connolly, and Eni F.H. Faleomavaega.

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Serial No. 112-42
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Date:
2011
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Public Domain
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House Committee on Foreign Affairs: http://foreignaffairs.house.gov
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