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H.Res. 533 (107th): Welcoming Madame Chen Wu Sue-jen, the first lady of Taiwan, to Washington, D.C.

The text of the bill below is as of Sep 24, 2002 (Passed the House).


H. Res. 533

In the House of Representatives, U.S.,

September 24, 2002.

Whereas Taiwan’s First Lady Chen Wu Sue-jen, wife and political partner to her husband President Chen Shui-bian, has been unwaveringly and courageously striving for justice, human rights, and democracy in Taiwan and has herself held a seat in the Legislative Yuan;

Whereas Taiwan is now a model vibrant democracy and one of the top ten trading partners of the United States;

Whereas supporting democracy, human rights, and free market economies has been a longstanding policy of the United States;

Whereas the Government and people in Taiwan have consistently provided tremendous support and generous contributions to the United States after the terrorist attacks against the United States that occurred on September 11, 2001;

Whereas First Lady Chen Wu was one of the main forces behind Taiwan’s charity and humanitarian assistance for the victims of the terrorist attacks;

Whereas First Lady Chen Wu will visit the United States beginning on September 22, 2002, and will bring with her a strong message from her husband and the people of Taiwan that Taiwan’s cooperation with the United States in this joint anti-terrorism campaign will continue and be further strengthened;

Whereas First Lady Chen Wu, on behalf of President Chen Shui-bian, visited France in November 2001 to receive the International Human Rights Award; and

Whereas First Lady Chen Wu, confined to a wheelchair due to a tragic traffic accident during a political campaign, is a strong and effective advocate for Taiwan’s physically challenged citizens: Now, therefore, be it

    Resolved, That the House of Representatives extends its warmest welcome to Taiwan’s First Lady Chen Wu Sue-jen during her visit to Washington, D.C., in September 2002.