To strengthen and clarify the commercial, cultural, and other relations between the people of the United States and the people of Taiwan, as codified in the Taiwan Relations Act, and for other purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the ``Taiwan Policy Act of 2013''.
SEC. 2. FINDINGS.
Congress finds the following: (1) The Taiwan Relations Act (Public Law 96-8; 22 U.S.C. 3301 et seq.), enacted in 1979, has continued for 34 years to be the cornerstone of United States-Taiwan relations and has served as an anchor for peace and security in the Western Pacific region. (2) The Taiwan Relations Act, in furthering the national interests of the United States in the Western Pacific region, has mandated that the United States will make available to Taiwan such defense articles and defense services in such quantity as may be necessary to enable Taiwan to maintain a sufficient self-defense capability, thus allowing the people of Taiwan to preserve a peaceful, democratic, and prosperous way of life. (3) The future of Taiwan must be determined in a peaceful manner and with the assent of the people of Taiwan. (4) The Taiwan Relations Act declares that-- (A) peace and stability in the Western Pacific area are in the political, security, and economic interests of the United States, and are matters of international concern; (B) the United States decision to establish...