Bill Text: HI HCR33 | 2019 | Regular Session | Introduced

Bill Title: Endorsing Taiwan's Participation As An Observer In The United Nations Framework Convention On Climate Change, International Civil Aviation Organization, World Health Organization, And International Criminal Police Organization; Encouraging A U.s.-taiwan Bilateral Trade Agreement; And Celebrating The State Of Hawaii's Twenty-sixth Anniversary Of Sister-state Relations With Taiwan And The Fortieth Anniversary Of The Taiwan Relations Act.

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 8-1)

Status: (Introduced - Dead) 2019-04-09 - Referred to LCA. [HCR33 Detail]

Download: Hawaii-2019-HCR33-Introduced.html


H.C.R. NO.














endorsing taiwan's participation as an observer in the united nations framework convention on climate change, international civil aviation organization, world health organization, and international criminal police organization; ENCOURAGING A u.s.-Taiwan bilateral trade agreement; and celebrating the state of hawaii's twenty-sixth anniversary of sister-state relations with taiwan AND THE FORTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF THE TAIWAN RELATIONS ACT.



     WHEREAS, as a model global citizen, Taiwan upholds the universal values of peace, freedom, democracy, and human rights; and


     WHEREAS, Taiwan is a committed provider of humanitarian aid; from malaria prevention programs in Africa, to agricultural projects in Latin America and the Caribbean; from medical missions in the South Pacific, to disaster relief in Asia; these are a few examples of how Taiwan has consistently strived to make a real difference throughout the world; and


     WHEREAS, for years, Taiwan has actively engaged in climate change research, supported anti-terrorism cooperation, and worked with its partners to tackle transnational crime; and


     WHEREAS, Taiwan's meaningful participation in international bodies such as the World Health Organization, International Criminal Police Organization, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, and International Civil Aviation Organization would make international mechanisms truly global; and


     WHEREAS, the Taiwan Relations Act, passed by the United States Congress on March 29, 1979, and signed by the President of the United States on April 10, 1979, was enacted to help maintain the enduring relationship between the people of the United States and the people of Taiwan, seal the commitment to promote relations with Taiwan, and provide Taiwan with the means necessary to defend itself; and


     WHEREAS, Hawaii has a strong cultural, historical, and economic relationship with Taiwan since sister-state relations were established on December 19, 1993, and the bonds of true friendship and a steadfast trade partnership have strengthened over almost twenty-six years of friendship; and


     WHEREAS, Taiwan is the eleventh largest trading partner of the United States in 2018, the United States is the leading country for foreign direct investment in Taiwan, and hundreds of thousands of jobs in the United States rely on the exports to Taiwan; now, therefore,


     BE IT RESOLVED by the House of Representatives of the Thirtieth Legislature of the State of Hawaii, Regular Session of 2019, the Senate concurring, that this body joins the United States in endorsing the participation of Taiwan as an observer in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, International Civil Aviation Organization, World Health Organization, and International Criminal Police Organization; and


     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this body encourages the United States Trade Representative to commence negotiations to enter into a bilateral trade agreement with Taiwan; and


     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this body supports the State of Hawaii's upcoming twenty-sixth anniversary of sister-state relations with Taiwan and commemorates the fortieth anniversary of the Taiwan Relations Act; and


     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that certified copies of this Concurrent Resolution be transmitted to the President of the United States; President Pro Tempore of the United States Senate; Speaker of the United States House of Representatives; United States Secretary of State; members of Hawaii's congressional delegation; Governor; and Director of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism.









Report Title:

Taiwan; International Organizations; Observer; Twenty-sixth Anniversary; Sister-State