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Kudos to the House Foreign Affairs Committee for unanimously approving the Taiwan Policy Act on Aug. 1 to strengthen and clarify U.S.-Taiwan relations. The bill was introduced by Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Florida Republican, and several co-chairmen of the Congressional Taiwan Caucus.
Kudos to the top congressional members who recently proposed bills to support Taiwan's observer status in the International Civil Aviation Organization. The bills were proposed by Sen. Robert Menendez, New Jersey Democrat and chairman of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, and Rep. Edward R. Royce, California Republican and chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.
At the same time the government certified Boeing's 787 Dreamliners as safe, federal rules barred the type of batteries used to power the airliner's electrical systems from being carried as cargo on passenger planes because of the fire risk.
The European Union on Tuesday backed down from a controversial plan to charge international airlines for the pollution they create on flights to and from the continent, facing retaliation from the U.S., China, and India and other nations who said it encroached on their sovereignty.
The U.S. Postal Service is banning international shipments of electronics with lithium batteries such as smartphones, laptops and iPads, citing the risk of fire.
Australian passports will now have three gender options - male, female and indeterminate - under new guidelines to remove discrimination against transgender and intersex people, the government said Thursday.
Airlines from around the world that fly into and out of the European Union are fighting to overturn a new rule that would cost them billions of dollars for their carbon-dioxide emissions, not just over European skies, but during the whole trip.
Mexico's top aviation safety rating has been restored because its airline oversight has improved, U.S. aviation officials said Wednesday.