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H.C.R. 11 Enrolled

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TAIWAN CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

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2010 GENERAL SESSION

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STATE OF UTAH

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Chief Sponsor: Rebecca D. Lockhart

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Senate Sponsor: Peter C. Knudson

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             7      LONG TITLE
             8      General Description:
             9          This concurrent resolution of the Legislature and the Governor reaffirms their
             10      friendship with the people of Taiwan and urges the Obama Administration to support
             11      Taiwan's meaningful participation in United Nations specialized agencies, programs,
             12      and conventions.
             13      Highlighted Provisions:
             14          This resolution:
             15          .    reaffirms the Legislature's and Governor's friendship with the people of Taiwan and
             16      urges the Obama Administration to support Taiwan's meaningful participation in
             17      United Nations specialized agencies, programs, and conventions; and
             18          .    expresses support for a strong and deepening relationship between Utah and
             19      Taiwan.
             20      Special Clauses:
             21          None
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             23      Be it resolved by the Legislature of the state of Utah, the Governor concurring therein:
             24          WHEREAS, July 23, 2010, will mark the 30th anniversary of a sister state relationship
             25      between Utah and Taiwan;
             26          WHEREAS, for the past 30 years, four sister county and sister city relationships with
             27      Taiwan have also been strengthened, resulting in better mutual understanding of the economic,
             28      social, and cultural heritages of Utah and Taiwan;
             29          WHEREAS, in 2008, Taiwan was Utah's third largest export market;


             30          WHEREAS, Utah exports to Taiwan have reached $727,000,000, an increase of over
             31      244% since 2007;
             32          WHEREAS, Utah companies still have substantial opportunities to expand their
             33      businesses and cooperation with Taiwan;
             34          WHEREAS, Utah has already attracted investment from several Taiwanese companies,
             35      and there is significant potential for Taiwanese enterprises to further boost investment and
             36      create jobs in Utah;
             37          WHEREAS, in May 2009, the World Health Organization invited Taiwan to attend the
             38      62nd World Health Assembly as an observer;
             39          WHEREAS, this development raises the possibility for Taiwan to be meaningfully
             40      involved in other United Nations specialized agencies, programs, and conventions;
             41          WHEREAS, Taiwan is a key air transport hub in the Asia-Pacific region, with
             42      approximately 2,600 weekly flights to and from neighboring countries;
             43          WHEREAS, the Taipei Flight Information Region under Taiwan's jurisdiction
             44      currently serves 12 international and four domestic routes and has 1,350,000 controlled flights
             45      passing through every year;
             46          WHEREAS, the 2008 statistics from Airports Council International ranked Taiwan's
             47      Taoyuan International Airport as the world's 11th largest airport by international cargo
             48      volume, and 19th in terms of international passengers services; and
             49          WHEREAS, given Taiwan's prominent role in regional air control and transport
             50      services, it would be beneficial for Taiwan to have meaningful participation in the
             51      International Civil Aviation Organization, in order to safeguard the traveling of passengers
             52      from home and abroad:
             53          NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Legislature of the state of Utah, the
             54      Governor concurring therein, reaffirm their friendship with the people of Taiwan and urge the
             55      Obama Administration to support Taiwan's meaningful participation in United Nations
             56      specialized agencies, programs, and conventions.
             57          BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Legislature and the Governor express support


             58      for a strong and deepening relationship between Utah and Taiwan.
             59          BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that copies of this resolution be sent to the President of
             60      the United States and to the government of Taiwan.


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