Sep. 3,1998---Trent Lott, Newt Gingrich, Kofi A. Annan

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

Dear Mr. Trent Lott,
        Mr. Newt Gingrich,
        Mr. Kofi A. Annan,

We want to say, what's ROC, President Lee was saying, is our wishes that resisting pressure to forge closer ties with the mainland. President Lee Teng-hui said Monday (August 30, 1998), he was seeking to break out of the isolation imposed by China.

Speaking for more than two hours, in Mandarin, English and Japanese by turns and occasionally in the same sentence, and always with exuberance. Lee offered perhaps his clearest statement so far of his aspirations for Taiwan.

"What the final form will be-a federal form, a commonwealth-we don't known." Lee said.

Although he said Taiwan was prepared to consider reunification if China become free and democratic, he made it clear that he thought this would take decades. "Think how difficult that would be." he said. "It would be like a miracle happening". "We prefer the status quo." "We prefer to stay single, why get engaged if engagement is equivalent to becoming a local government and making ourselves slaves?! "I am a Taiwan person first and a Chinese person second." he said. " All of us came a long time ago from mainland China, and we spend our lives here. So we love this place. But of course, we are all Chinese as well".

For the last; he said "Taiwan's destiny isn't China's to decide" "It's for the 21 million people on Taiwan to decide their destiny." Lee added.

Yes! Not any countries and political party, can instead of Taiwan's wills.
--- Taiwan people decide its destiny, that following the law of justice and holy human rights.
Taiwan need your support.


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


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