Sen. Yaw Welcomes Taiwan Delegation


HARRISBURG – State Senator Gene Yaw (R-23) today welcomed members of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in New York, as well as members of the Taiwan Overseas Community Affairs Council, to the state Capitol Building in Harrisburg.

Yaw introduced his guests on the floor of the Senate prior to passage of Senate Resolution 183, a resolution recognizing the economic and trade relationship between Taiwan and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Guests included:  From the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in New York: Deputy Director General Alex Fan; Director of Political Division David Chien; Consular Officer Gloria Shih, and Legal and Security Officer Jason Chen.  From the Chinese Benevolent Association of Philadelphia: Board member and member of the Taiwan Overseas Community Affairs Council Mabel Chen; Chairman Steve Mac; and President Tande Wong. 

Yaw also recognized Drs. Jason and Grace Shu of Montoursville, Lycoming County.  Dr. Grace Shu serves as Commissioner to Governor Corbett’s Advisory Commission on Asian American Affairs.

“For more than 60 years, Taiwan has worked to establish itself as a strong and successful model of democracy and remains a bright beacon of democracy in Asia and across the world,” Yaw noted in his floor remarks.    “We have maintained a friendly sister-state relationship with Taiwan for many, many years, and this relationship is only getting stronger.”

Senate Resolution 183 was unanimously approved by the full Senate.


Nick Troutman

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