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Congressman Tom Marino

Representing the 10th District of Pennsylvania

Foreign Affairs Committee Hearing

Thursday, June 16, 2011 - 2:00pm

WHAT: House Foreign Affairs Committee Hearing

TOPIC: "Why Taiwan Matters"

WHEN: Thursday, June 16, 10 a.m.

WHERE: 2172 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C.

NOTES: The committee will examine the U.S. relationship with Taiwan, and the importance of that relationship to U.S. policy objectives in the Western Pacific; the evolution of political institutions in Taiwan; and the example that Taiwanese democracy provides for those who calim that Chinese and Confucian culture is incompatible with democracy. The hearing will also allow the committee to conduct oversight on the administration's implementation of the  Taiwan Relations Act. The committee will consider Taiwan's critical need for defensive weaponry including the next generation of F-16 fighters.

WITNESSES: June Teufel Dreyer, professor of political science at University of Miami and Senior Fellow at Foreign Policy Research Institute; Randall G. Schriver, partner at Armitage International LLC, president & CEO of the Project 2049 Institute; Rupert J. Hammond-Chambers, president of the U.S.-Taiwan Business Council
Member of National Committee on United States-China Relations; Nancy Bernkopf Tucker, professor, School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University