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
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.