Aug. 29,1998---Trent Lott, Newt Gingrich

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Taiwan Tati Cultural
And Educational Foundation
B16F, No.3 Ta-Tun 2St.
Taichung, Taiwan, ROC
August 29, 1998.

Dear Mr. Trent Lott,
   Mr. Newt Gingrich,

The cultural difference between Taiwan and China are big. Taiwan's culture is one third Japanese, one third Chinese, one third Chinese, one third American. In China it is conservative, the essence of Chinese culture, but ruined during Mao's cultural revolution.

Recently; communist China have just started to accept elements of American culture. Taiwan people must to learn enough political knowledge and candidates also. If not; we still have no way of deciding our future. We hope both side of Chinese, have a plentiful knowledge to prepare for "peaceful communication".

So; what Taipei must keep in mind is insisting on the principle of equality as this principle can only make it possible for Taipei to negotiate with Beijing on an equal footing and to reach agreements that are mutually acceptable. On the other hand; we express our warm welcome to U.S. President Bill Clinton's reaffirmation of Washington's commitment to the Republic of China on Taiwan.

The MOFA was responding to a recent Clinton letter to U.S. senator Robert G. Torricelli (D-NJ) in which the President said the United States will support Taiwan's membership in international organizations that do not require statehood and will also find appropriate ways for Taiwan's voice to be heard in those that do.

The important view is:

" I will continue to develop our strong unofficial relations with Taiwan and to assure Taiwan is provided the defensive weapons necessary for it to maintain a sufficient self defense capability." Clinton said.

In our side; we; Taiwanese people's wills, is on spirit of democracy, that the country to country at the equal footing, and to reach mutually negotiation with both side. Many students asked me frequently; who is the big country ? Trouble-maker, peace-maker or weapon-maker ? Taiwan, peace-maker of democratic country from learning the style of United States, is a successful sovereignty and prosperous island in Asia. Why must we do to downsize on facing communist China ?

God be with you, and Taiwan need your support.


Sincerely Yours,
Yang Hsu-Tung.
President of
Taiwan Tati Cultural
And Educational Foundation



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