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US House backs Taiwan at UN aviation body

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The US House of Representatives urged the United Nations aviation group to give a role to Taiwan, a small victory for an island whose rivalry with China keeps it from world bodies. 

House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce is pictured on June 12, 2013 in Washington, DC. The US House of Representatives urged the United Nations aviation group to give a role to Taiwan, a small victory for an island whose rivalry with China keeps it from world bodies.

Lawmakers unanimously approved a bill that directed Secretary of State John Kerry to use US diplomacy to push for observer status for Taiwan when the International Civil Aviation Organization meets in Montreal in September.

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