Sep. 24,1998---Trent Lott,Newt Gingrich

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Taiwan Tati Cultural
And Educational Foundation
B16F, No.3 Ta-Tun 2St.
Taichung, Taiwan, ROC
September 24, 1998.

Dear Mr. Trent Lott,
   Mr. Newt Gingrich,

In Taiwan; premier Vincent Siew said (September 22, 1998) "We would welcome this development under sufficient esteem and equality and if it would help achieve cross-strait peace and a democratic reunification and safeguard the security and prosperity in the Asia-pacific region." Siew said during the legislative question-and-answer session. "High-level interaction across the strait will be possible with the improvement of cross-strait relations." he said. "We hope to see, a Lee-Jiang both leaders summit would come true; the first half of 1995 after Jiang said in January 1995 peace overturn that he would welcome the "Taiwan leader" to visit the mainland in a proper capacity."

But somewhat changed; when Beijing unilaterally announced the suspension of cross-strait talks in June 1995 to protest Lee's landmark visit to the United States. Lee first expressed the expectation to go on a "journey of peace" to the mainland in his 1996 inaugural address. But Taipei insists that Lee's status as the head of state of ROC must be respected if any meeting between the top leaders is to be held.

On the other hand; the PRC regards Taiwan a renegade province, and does not recognize the ROC government which currently control the island.

In our views: Taiwan want to talk with mainland, in which the more respect the more achieve to reunification. Beijing is a strong government, it have no any reasons to isolate Taiwan from international situation.

Taiwan need your help to find the possible way for leader-to-leader meeting of both side.



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


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