Friday, June 10, 2011

Congressional Hearing on Why Taiwan Matters

The good news was flickering around the intertubes yesterday....

Here is the hearing announcement. Two panels, names known to anyone who follows US government policy on Taiwan. Good to see June Teufel Dreyer, Rupert Hammond-Chambers and Randall Schriver there.

As I understand it, Formosa Foundation and other pro-Taiwan organizations have been active in trying to get this hearing done. Terri Giles, the Executive Director of the Foundation, writes:
Dear Friends,

We are thrilled to share the news that Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), Chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, has formally announced that she will hold a full committee hearing on June 16 to call attention to Taiwan’s important to the United States.

For several years, The Formosa Foundation has been in discussions with Ros-Lehtinen about a hearing in Congress on the issue of Taiwan. Earlier this year, I sat down with the Congresswoman who confirmed that she would call a hearing in the House Committee on Foreign Affairs on the subject of "Why Taiwan Matters." Today, she has made it official. I anticipated that the Chairman will speak in detail about the June 16th hearing this Saturday at an event that we are co-hosting in Los Angeles.

We are grateful to Chairman Ros-Lehtinen, one of the greatest supporters of the Taiwanese people in Washington and a champion for democracy and liberty, for bringing this critical issue before Congress and the American people. I hope you can join us in Washington for this special event.


A friend notes: "If you're not able to attend in person, the event will be available LIVE via WEBCAST link on the Committee website at"
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