Fellow Taiwanese and Taiwanese-Americans, and all who have gathered here today. Next week, President Clinton will depart for Beijing where he will meet with President Jiang Zemin in Beijing. We are here today to send a signal to President Clinton and to both Houses of Congress that during next week's summit the US should not sacrifice the welfare and future of the 21 million people of Taiwan.
It should be clear that the existence of a free, democratic and independent Taiwan is not only in the interest of the 21 million people of Taiwan, it is in the interest of China, the U.S. and the rest of the world as well! More specifically: when in Beijing, we ask President Clinton to
Most importantly, we do not want to see the future of Taiwan be determined by the People's Republic of China. Let's make clear today that only the people of Taiwan, and nobody else, have the right to determine the future of Taiwan!
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Last updated on 27 June 1998