Bill on Taiwan’s Interpol bid clears U.S. congressional subcommittee

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/05/21
By: Cheng Chung-sheng and Y.F. Low

Washington, May 20 (CNA) A piece of legislation that would promote Taiwan’s 201505210009t0001participation as an observer in the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol) cleared the Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific of the U.S. House of Representatives Wednesday.

The Committee on Foreign Affairs is scheduled to review the legislation Thursday.

The legislation, led by Rep. Matt Salmon (R-AZ), chairman of the subcommittee, will require the U.S. president to develop a strategy to obtain observer status for Taiwan in Interpol.

Specifically, it requires an official request for observer status for Taiwan, urging of member states to assist in the effort, and a status report to Congress.     [FULL  STORY]

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