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Introduced by: Grubb, Wolkins


    A HOUSE 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,

Be it resolved by the House of Representatives of the

General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

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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