A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION recognizing the achievements of
the Republic of China on Taiwan.
, read first time and referred to Committee on
A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION recognizing the achievements
of the Republic of China on Taiwan.
Whereas, The Republic of China on Taiwan has achieved economic stability, taken great steps forward in recent years to enter into the world arena as a trusted partner, and dramatically improved its record on human rights;
Whereas, As stated in Senate Resolution 25-2005, the
Republic of China on Taiwan has established a democratic,
multiparty political system, and its show of diplomacy aimed
at national unification demonstrates its progressive spirit as
a government and a people;
Whereas, Based on the value of these steps, inclusion of
Taiwan in the United Nations would only further the
universality of this essential global forum;
Whereas, The achievements of the Republic of China on
Taiwan in the field of health are substantial;
Whereas, Senate Resolution 26-2005 speaks of a few of these medical achievements, including one of the highest life expectancy levels in Asia, maternal and infant mortality rates comparable to those of Western countries, and the eradication of such infectious diseases as cholera, smallpox,
and the plague; moreover, the Republic of China on Taiwan
was the first Asian nation to eradicate polio and provide
children with hepatitis B vaccinations;
Whereas, The United States Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention and its Taiwanese counterpart have enjoyed
close collaboration on a wide range of public health issues,
and the Taiwanese have expressed a willingness to assist
financially and technically in international health activities
supported by the World Health Organization; and
Whereas, The Republic of China on Taiwan has made a
bold step forward in an effort to become a valued member of
the world community: Therefore,
That the Indiana General Assembly commends the
efforts of the Republic of China on Taiwan.
SECTION 2. That the Principal Clerk of the House of Representatives transmit a copy of this resolution to the President and Secretary of the United States Senate, the Speaker and Clerk of the United States House of Representatives, Indiana's Senators and Representatives in Congress, and the United Nations General Assembly and the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Chicago, Illinois.