Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Taiwan loses a friend

Just heard the sad news: longtime friend of Taiwan and former US Ambassador Harvey Feldman has passed away.


Jason said...

Sad news. I only met him once, at a think tank function, but found him to be extremely polite and accomidating to anyone who approached him.

Tim Maddog said...

Check out this Congressional resolution (from an article which also mentions Feldman):
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In a move reflecting enormous goodwill, 17 members of US Congress have introduced a resolution offering uncompromising support for the Taiwan Relations Act (TRA) to mark the upcoming 30th anniversary of its enactment.

The resolution reaffirms “unwavering commitment” to the TRA and “supports the strong and deepening relationship between the US and Taiwan.”


The resolution was sponsored by representatives Shelley Berkley, a Nevada Democrat, and Lincoln Diaz-Balart, a Florida Republican, the co-chairs of the Congressional Taiwan Caucus.

The cosponsors included Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, a Florida Republican and ranking member of the Foreign Affairs Committee, nine Democrats and five other Republicans.

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BTW, that's a total of 10 Democrats compared to only 7 Republicans.

The article mentions that Feldman was:
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[...] one of the original drafters of the TRA and the key man behind the [super-secret] Six Assurances, two landmark documents that defined Taiwan-US relations after the two countries broke ties in 1979.
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Tim Maddog

WillC said...

wow...any good news lately? taiwan is going way downhill