Sep. 16,1998---Trent Lott

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Taiwan Tati Cultural
And Educational Foundation
B16F, No.3 Ta-Tun 2St.
Taichung, Taiwan, ROC
September 16, 1998.

Dear Trent Lott,

Thank you very much for your letter, and statement. I feel it a great pleasure to extend my hearty appreciation to you and who supported Taiwan in urgency.

Unfortunately; President Bill Clinton faces the worst presidential crisis since Watergate. Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr, in a report to Congress released Friday (September 11, 1998), alleged 11 grounds for impeaching Clinton. Meanwhile; the White House dismisses any talk of lost focus on foreign policy and points to Clinton's triumphant trip to Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic in early September and his speech Monday to the U.N General Assembly.

'. Foreign policy crises attack the Clinton administration:

1. Global economy;

2 . President Boris Yeltsin's problems

3. Terror of Afghanistan and Sudan

4. Saddam Hussein's problems for refusing to permit U.N. inspections

5. North Korea's missile test

6. Middle East's trouble; concerned about Israeli and Palestinian unable to

peace talk

7. India and Pakistan's missile test

8. Kosovo's Serb military advances

9. Congo's peace talk

On above reasons that tough issues against Washington still now.

On the other hand; mainland China-Taiwan's relationship would disturb policy of United States. But both side of leaders are trying to keep the peace atmosphere. For Taipei, its position on the "three links" and "no hurry, be patient" is a litmus test.

For Beijing, a "non-use-of-force" declaration will do the job, recently; the Koo-Wang meeting could be the start of thaw.

Your help ; have given Taiwan people a "confident pill".

However; may it be worried by us that a weakened presidency, its energy to deal with global issues sapped, is bad news for the world.

More thanks to you. God always be with you. We believe that !


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


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