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Congress divided over referendum

HOT POTATO Neither side of the US body appears likely to initiate a resolution ahead of the March poll to counter President George W. Bush's condemnation

By Charles Snyder  /  STAFF REPORTER IN WASHINGTON

That measure recognized that at no time since the PRC was established has Taiwan been under its control.

The resolution affirmed the US commitment to Taiwan under the Taiwan Relations Act, called for settlement of cross-strait relations by peaceful means, committed Washington to suppling Taipei with arms sufficient for its self defense, sought a renunciation of the use of force by Beijing and supported Taiwan's membership in international organizations.

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