Mr. BERMAN. Mr. Speaker, I rise in order to celebrate with the people of Taiwan as their National Day, October 10, 2012, approaches.
Earlier this year during the presidential and legislative elections, the Taiwanese people once again demonstrated to the world with a clear, ringing voice of freedom that they are a beacon of democracy to Asia and the world.
The United States and Taiwan continue to share a close partnership and an abiding friendship, and I congratulate the people of Taiwan on the occasion of their National Day.
I also would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Taiwan's representative to the United States, the honorable Jason Yuan, on being appointed to his new position as Secretary-General of Taiwan's National Security Council. He has served the interests of Taiwan with distinction during his time here in Washington, D.C., and I thank him for his service.