May 19,1999---Bill Clinton, Washington Post Editor

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Taiwan Tati Cultural
And Educational Foundation
B16F, No.3 Ta-Tun 2St.
Taichung, Taiwan, ROC
May 19, 1999.

Dear Mr. President Clinton,
        Washington Post Editor,

In Taiwan, Strait Exchange Foundation chairman Koo Chen-fu said he welcomed the proposed visit of Wan Dohan, chairman of the Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Strait (ARATS). "I am aware that there are people on the Beijing side who anxiously promote political negotiations and dialogue between the two sides. In fact, just as in the Shanghai meeting last October, I would like to broaden the range of subjects during the talk with Mr. Wang in the upcoming Taipei meeting on whatever issues are of concern." Koo said. Responding to a question about Lee's new book, "Taiwan's viewpoint", Beijing yesterday (May 18, 1999) tersely dismissed a suggestion by ROC President Lee Teng-hui that Beijing divide the country into separate autonomous regions.

In our views; mainland Chinese urgently need for a free open and accountable government including a free media as the basis for democratic government. Economic progress could not be achieved without a free society, and that economic progress would stimulate a demand for a free society, also.

Unfortunately the anti-American demonstrations that rocked mainland China last week appear destined to bolster the advocates of a more-modern military and other hard-liners within mainland China's party, government and security services. Western and Chinese analysts say, they might even boost the career of vice President Hu, Jintao, considered to by the anointed successor to President Jiang Zemin.

The only way for resolving over President Jiang Zemin crisis, is giving a free flow of information from media --- to tell the truth for Chinese people.

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



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