* Mrs. MYRICK. Mr. Speaker, October 10 marks the 100th Anniversary of The Republic of China--or Taiwan. I urge my colleagues to join me in recognizing this important occasion.
* The partnership between the United States and Taiwan is vital within the international community. Both of our countries benefit from a robust trading relationship, and the support that Taiwan has shown the United States in times of need cannot be overlooked.
* In recognizing the centennial of Taiwan, we are also recognizing the numerous cultural and political accomplishments of this proud nation. Within Taiwan, we see a flourishing democracy--where free speech and political discourse are encouraged--and applaud the perseverance of those who have worked to protect the civil rights of the Taiwanese people.
* I ask that my colleagues join me in recognizing the accomplishments Taiwan has made over the past 100 years, and that we will all continue to foster the important relationship that exists between the United States and one of our most important Asian allies.