On March 6th, the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in Washington, DC held a reception for members of congress, diplomatic corps, and the Washington think tank community inaugurating its series of events to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Taiwan Relations Act.
The reception was hosted by Ambassador Stanley Kao and his wife Sherry at the historic Twin Oaks. Three members of the U.S. Congress, including Ranking Republican Member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Congressman Mike McCaul (R-TX), Ranking Republican Member of the Asia Pacific Subcommittee of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Congressman Ted Yoho (R-FL), and Co-Chair of the Congressional Taiwan Caucus, Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL) charmed the crowd with their glowing praise of Taiwan the country, the nation, the ally.
Special guest, was 100-year old former Congressman Lester Wolff (D-NY) who one of the authors of the Taiwan Relations Act. A number of Senators and Members of the House of Representatives who were unable to attend sent their congratulatory messages by a pre-recorded video clips. [see above] Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) also sent a congratulatory letter.
April 10th is the anniversary of the enactment of the TRA. In a forthcoming blogpost we will list the upcoming TRA events.