Oct. 5,1998---Trent Lott, Newt Gingrich, Madeleine Kobel Albright

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Taiwan Tati Cultural
And Educational Foundation
B16F, No.3 Ta-Tun 2St.
Taichung, Taiwan, ROC
October 5, 1998.

Dear Mr. Trent Lott,
   Mr. Newt Gingrich,
   Mrs. Madeleine Korbel Albright,

What's Taiwan people willing to deal with Beijing ---

A. The survey found that 84.7 percent of the respondents do not think that maintaining a military force to protect Taiwan's security will adversely affect relations across the Taiwan Strait.

B. 70.9 percent of those interviewed believe that under the current circumstances, Taiwan's armed forces should maintain combat readiness.

C 70.9 percent threw their support behind the proposal that President Lee Teng-hui make a "journey to peace" to mainland China to forge Cross-Strait rapprochement.

D. An overwhelming majority of 86 percent said they look forward to seeing President Lee and mainland Chinese President Jiang Zemin meet in an international setting.

E. 84 percent said they do not think that mainland China is entitled to determine Taiwan's future which they said should be decided by the 21million residents here.

F. More than 90 percent gave a thumbs-up to the proposal that Taiwan should continue seeking to join international organizations and upgrade its international profile.

G. 85 percent said even if expanding external ties will strain cross-strait relations, Taiwan should not hesitate to forge diplomatic relations with other countries.

A total of 1,090 adult residents from across the island were interviewed in the survey conducted by the Chinese. Association for Eurasian Studies on Sep. 25-26. Seeking to sweeten the atmosphere for talks with China, Taiwan said (October 2, 1998) it would cancel massive livefire war games ahead of a planned visit to the mainland by a top Taiwan envoy.

"In order not to affect the atmosphere of the Koo-Wang talks, we decided to cancel the planned display of the new generation of armed forces to show our goodwill." General Tang Fei, chief of general staff, told reporters.

Taipei had played down the drills as a "military display" to avoid provoking Beijing as the two cautiously agreed to resume high-level contacts for the first time since 1993. About serious concerning to Thursday Beijing was planning the test firings in which regarded by Taipei as hostile.

Mutual trust can make good deal with both sides. Taiwan isn't a "trouble maker".

To prevent from military crisis, we hope two sides can reach a certain consensus.

Taiwan need your help.


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



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