Nov. 23,1998---Al Gore, Hillary Rodham Clinton

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Taiwan Tati Cultural
And Educational Foundation
B16F, No.3 Ta-Tun 2St.
Taichung, Taiwan, ROC
November 23, 1998.

Dear Mr. Vice President Al Gore,
   Mrs. Hillary Rodham Clinton,

"If Beijing continue to squeeze Taiwan diplomatically, the people of Taiwan will be "very disappointed." Lin Chong-pin, a vice chairman of the Mainland Affairs Council said that.

If the people here are in "utter despair", Lin warned, a leader that reflects the voice of the majority in Taiwan may emerge in future presidential elections.

In such a scenario, he said, the new leader might be mandated to change the course of the nation, and perhaps even its name. Beijing's "double-dealing" has led to heated debate in the Legislative Yuan over whether the government should change its policy of engaging. However; the Taiwan government will continue to strengthen and expand cross-strait exchanges.

Wu An-chia, a vice chairman of the Mainland Affairs Council (MAC), said during a cross-strait conference in Taipei that these efforts contribute to the welfare of the people on both sides across the Taiwan strait. He said the results of several polls conducted by the MAC and private institution show that 50 percent of people surveyed in Taiwan and mainland China have a positive attitude toward existing cross-strait cultural exchanges, and believe these exchanges help promote mutual understanding between the two sides. Most mainland visitors to Taiwan say that the exchanges help them understand more about the island.

Hong Kong, Nov. 21--- Martin Lee, Hong Kong's champion of democracy and the leader of the region's democratic party, will lead a delegation to Taiwan on Nov. 28 to observe the December 5 election.

In addition to observing the elections for the country's legislature, the mayorships of Taipei and Kaohsiung cities, and city council seats, the approximately 20 strong delegation will also meet President Lee Teng-hui.

It is understood that Martin Lee has worked out several issues which the delegation hopes to discuss with President Lee, including the possibility of his meeting mainland counterpart Jiang Zemin, the issue of national unification, and relations between Hong Kong and Taiwan.

Taiwan; the model of democratic country in Asia, following the way of international law. We hope to see the welfare of both side. Under spirit of human rights and democratic government, we can step up to "peaceful unification".

Taiwan need your support.



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


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