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Senate Resolution 101

PAG LIN SENATE RESOLUTION NO. BY BEALL and BOETTGER 1 1 A Resolution congratulating the Republic of China on 1 2 Taiwan on its twentieth anniversary of participating 1 3 in the Asia=Pacific Economic Cooperation forum and 1 4 supporting the Republic of China on Taiwan as a part 1 5 of the global community. 1 6 WHEREAS, the Republic of China on Taiwan in 2012 1 7 is celebrating 20 years of Taiwan's participation in 1 8 the Asia=Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum and 1 9 its active role in promoting economic cooperation in 1 10 the Asia=Pacific region, particularly in the areas of 1 11 broadening opportunities for digital computing, green 1 12 technologies, and renewable energy, improving crisis 1 13 management for small and medium=size enterprises, 1 14 and establishing a research center for typhoon and 1 15 society; and 1 16 WHEREAS, Taiwan in 2010 ranked as the United States' 1 17 ninth largest trading partner in the world, serving as 1 18 the United States' thirteenth largest export market and 1 19 ninth largest source of imports; and 1 20 WHEREAS, Taiwan is the world's sixth largest market 1 21 for United States agricultural goods, as well as the 1 22 fifteenth=largest market for Iowa goods, worth $106 1 23 million in 2010, an increase of 12.9 percent above 1 24 Iowa's exports to Taiwan in 2009, which exports could 1 25 increase further in coming years with the expected 1 26 purchases of soybeans and corn following the September 1 27 2011 visit of the Taiwan Agricultural Goodwill Mission 1 28 to Iowa and the Midwest, thus contributing to the 2 1 region's economy; and 2 2 WHEREAS, Taiwan seeks greater regional integration 2 3 in the Asian=Pacific and welcomes the opportunity 2 4 presented by the United States announcement at the 2 5 2011 APEC leaders' meeting of its intent to not only 2 6 join the Trans=Pacific Partnership (TPP), the proposed 2 7 twenty=first century trade agreement between the United 2 8 States and eight other Asia=Pacific Rim countries, but 2 9 to expand TPP membership in the future to include other 2 10 countries, such as Taiwan; and 2 11 WHEREAS, Taiwan's absence from international 2 12 organizations has impeded Taiwan's ability to 2 13 participate in global climate initiatives and to 2 14 respond to natural disasters like Typhoon Morakot, 2 15 which struck Taiwan in the summer of 2009, an unusually 2 16 destructive typhoon season in the Pacific; and 2 17 WHEREAS, aviation safety has become a major global 2 18 concern since 2001, with Taiwan being a key air 2 19 transport hub in the Asia=Pacific region, with more 2 20 than 1 million flights passing through the Taipei 2 21 Flight Information Region, and with one of the world's 2 22 largest airports by cargo volume, Taoyuan International 2 23 Airport; NOW THEREFORE, 2 24 BE IT RESOLVED BY THE SENATE, That the Iowa Senate 2 25 congratulates the Republic of China on Taiwan in 2 26 2012 on the one=hundredth anniversary of its Founding 2 27 Day of January 1, and separately, on its 20 years of 2 28 participation in the APEC forum; supports Taiwan's 2 29 efforts to secure entry to the TPP, along with 2 30 the United States and other friendly Asia=Pacific 3 1 Rim countries; and reaffirms its support for the 3 2 participation of Taiwan in the United Nations 3 3 Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and 3 4 the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) 3 5 to increase Taiwan's international stature in and 3 6 contribution to the global community; and 3 7 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That the Secretary of 3 8 the Senate is hereby directed to send a copy of this 3 9 Resolution to United States Secretary of State Hillary 3 10 Rodham Clinton; Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres 3 11 of the UNFCCC; Secretary General Raymond Benjamin of 3 12 the ICAO; President Ma Ying=jeou of the Republic of 3 13 China (Taiwan); and the Taipei Economic and Cultural 3 14 Office in Chicago, Illinois. LSB 5561SS (6) 84 jr/rj
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