A HOUSE RESOLUTION recognizing the achievements
of the Republic of China on Taiwan.
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,
SECTION 1. That the Indiana House of Representatives
commend the efforts of the Republic of China on Taiwan.
SECTION 2. That the Principal Clerk of the House of
Representatives transmit copies 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.
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