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Ted L.
Democrat CA 33

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  • Supporting Taiwan’s Democratic Elections and Right to Self- Determination

    by Representative Ted Lieu

    Posted on 2016-01-07

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    LIEU of california in the house of representatives Thursday, January 7, 2016 Mr. TED LIEU of California. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in recognition and support of our close ally Taiwan as it prepares to conduct free, fair and democratic presidential elections. On January 16, 2016, the Taiwanese people will go to the polls in a tremendous display of the core democratic principle of self-determination.

    This year, we celebrated the 41st anniversary of the passage of the Taiwan Relations Act, a law that has helped foster a deep bond between the U.S. and our ally in the Pacific. As the only Member of Congress born in Taiwan and as a member of the Congressional Taiwan Caucus, I am encouraged by our strong bilateral relations and the broad bipartisan support for Taiwan that exists in Congress today, and I look forward to expanding that relationship even further with the newly-elected president.

    I ask my colleagues to join me in wishing Taiwan a successful democratic and independent election.

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