U.S. lawmakers introduce Taiwan Travel Act

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2017/01/14
By: Tony Liao and Y.F. Low

Washington, Jan. 13 (CNA) Several pro-Taiwan members of the U.S. House of Representatives on

Ed Royce (CNA file photo)

Friday jointly introduced legislation that encourages visits between the United States and Taiwan at all levels.

The Taiwan Travel Act was initiated by Rep. Steve Chabot with co-sponsorship from Ed Royce and Brad Sherman, ahead of a transit stop in San Francisco by President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on her way back to Taiwan after a visit to Central America.

Royce, chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said as a thriving democracy, Taiwan is vital to U.S. interests in the region.

“By encouraging more frequent visits between our two governments — including at the highest levels — we will further strengthen the critical U.S.-Taiwan partnership,” he said in a statement.    [FULL  STORY]

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