HJR 63: Relating to the membership of the Republic of China on Taiwan in the United Nations.
00HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 63 01 Relating to the membership of the Republic of China on Taiwan in the United 02 Nations. 03 BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 04 WHEREAS China has been a divided nation since 1949, and the Republic of China 05 on Taiwan and the People's Republic of China on the Chinese mainland have exercised 06 exclusive jurisdiction over separate parts of China; and 07 WHEREAS the United Nations' General Assembly Resolution 2758 adopted in 1971 08 does not constitute a complete solution to the issue of China's seat in the United Nations; and 09 WHEREAS the Republic of China on Taiwan acknowledges that two equal and 10 distinct political entities exist within the divided China; and 11 WHEREAS the Republic of China on Taiwan is currently the 14th largest trading 12 nation in the world; its gross national product is the 20th largest national product in the world; 13 its annual per capita income exceeds $10,000; its foreign exchange reserves exceed 14 $80,000,000,000; and it has become the seventh largest outbound investor in the world; and
01 WHEREAS the 21,000,000 people on Taiwan enjoy a democratic form of government, 02 and the policies of the Republic of China on Taiwan conform to those of other democratic 03 nations; and 04 WHEREAS the Republic of China on Taiwan has joined other nations in responding 05 to international disasters and crises, has undertaken programs of assistance for less developed 06 nations, and has in other ways accepted regional and global responsibilities; and 07 WHEREAS the Republic of China on Taiwan has joined several important multilateral 08 organizations in recent years, including the Asia/Pacific Economic Cooperation and the Asian 09 Development Bank, and its admission into these organizations has been supported by the 10 United States; and 11 WHEREAS a consensus has emerged in the Republic of China on Taiwan that it 12 should participate in the United Nations, and the Republic of China on Taiwan has launched 13 a campaign to pursue a seat in the United Nations without prejudice to the current position 14 of the People's Republic of China in the United Nations; and 15 WHEREAS membership of the Republic of China on Taiwan in the United Nations 16 conforms to the United Nations' principle of universality and would contribute to the peace 17 and stability of the Pacific region, and, therefore, to the interests of the United States; 18 BE IT RESOLVED by the Alaska State Legislature that the Republic of China on 19 Taiwan deserves to be allowed full membership in the United Nations. 20 COPIES of this resolution shall be sent to the Honorable Bill Clinton, President of the 21 United States; the Honorable Al Gore, Jr., Vice-President of the United States and President 22 of the U.S. Senate; the Honorable Boutros Boutros Ghali, Secretary-General of the United 23 Nations; the Honorable Madeleine Albright, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations; the 24 Honorable Robert C. Byrd, President Pro Tempore of the U.S. Senate; the Honorable Thomas 25 S. Foley, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives; and to the Honorable Ted Stevens and 26 the Honorable Frank Murkowski, U.S. Senators, and the Honorable Don Young, U.S. 27 Representative, members of the Alaska delegation in Congress.