Sep. 29,1998---Madeleine Kobel Albright, Kofi A. Annan, Trent Lott

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

Dear Mrs. Madeleine Korbel Albright,
   Mr. Kofi A. Annan,
   Mr. Trent Lott,

A Hong Kong newspaper reported that Chinese authorities may invite President Lee Teng-hui to visit China in his capacity as the "supreme leader of Taiwan" in response to Lee's proposal to go on a peace mission to China.

If Taiwan agrees to accept this title for Lee, PRC President Jiang Zemin may also visit Taiwan one day in his capacity as the "supreme leader of mainland China." the paper said.

The exchange of visit between leaders on the two sides, if realized may pave the way for the two sides to begin talks on political issues and thus improve cross-strait relations which has turned sour since the missile crisis in the Taiwan strait in 1996, a mainland scholar said.

Meanwhile, sources in the presidential office said President Lee Teng-hui has declined an interview with CNN to talk about cross-strait relations to prevent such an interview from spoiling the friendly atmosphere for cross-strait relations on the eve of Koo's visit to China. Koo Chen-fu, chairman of Taiwan's Strait Exchange Foundation, as a visit purely to improve the atmosphere for cross-strait talks in the future.

In Taiwan on Friday (September 25, 1998) Premier Vincent Siew held out the possibility of a visit by Lee to the mainland, but only if it were done on an equal footing. "Dignity and equality must be ensured and look forward to such a day." He was quoted as saying.

From the poll; about 61.7 percent of the people support the idea of President Lee Teng-hui visiting mainland China in his so-called "journey of peace". On the other hand; the most part of Taiwan people want "President Lee Teng-hui to be a President to meet President Jiang Zemin.

How to make a breakthrough for peace talk of two sides with president-to-president, that's need your help.



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


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