[Congressional Record Volume 151, Number 133 (Wednesday, October 19, 2005)]
[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E2126]
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                          HON. HILDA L. SOLIS

                             of california

                    in the house of representatives

                      Wednesday, October 19, 2005

  Ms. SOLIS. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to welcome former Taiwanese 
President Lee Teng-Hui to Washington, DC.
  President Lee Teng-Hui is truly a founding father of democracy. As 
president of Taiwan from 1988 to 2000, Mr. Lee Teng-Hui helped Taiwan 
develop into the strong democracy it is today. Today, Taiwan is a 
vital, growing democracy committed to the universal principles of human 
freedom and dignity. I am certain that President Lee Teng-Hui's visits 
to the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall and his viewing of the United 
States Constitution and the Declaration of Independence has only 
deepened his appreciation of America's struggle for democracy.
  It is my hope that one day there will be open dialogue between high 
level officials in the United States and in Taiwan for the development 
of democracy beyond our two countries and around the world.