U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich made the following statement regarding China and the independence of Taiwan (Honolulu Advertiser, July 10, 1995):
"They are self-deluding. They are claiming territorial rights a thousand miles away from the Chinese border ...territorial rights in areas that clearly no one is going to recognize in the international arena. And I think it helps the Chinese in the long run for us to be firm and direct in our rejection of their pretentions."Consider, the United States is claiming territorial rights in Hawaii, thousands of miles away from their border... territorial rights that clearly no one should recognize in the international arena. Indeed, perhaps it will help the United States in the long run for us to be firm and direct in our rejection of their pretensions.
Please remind Speaker Gingrich of the United States' international responsibilities and hypocrisy... GEORGIA6@HR.HOUSE.GOV
See the The U.S. House of Representatives Internet Law Library - Hawaii and follow the link on the Apology Resolution (PL 103-150)...