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Lee Teng-hui: "nation-to-nation" relations
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In an interview with German "Deutsche Welle" radio on Friday 9 July 1999, Taiwan's President Lee Teng-hui defined the island's relations with mainland China as "nation-to-nation relations."

The Taiwan authorities subsequently indicated they would revise the "unification guidelines", which presently define the Kuomintang's approach to relations with China.

In a letter dated July 21st 1999, four prominent Senators wrote President Clinton a forceful letter, urging him to be more supportive of Taiwan.

Below we link to related news reports and commentaries from major newsmedia around the world.

12 September 1999 Boston Globe Behind the China-Taiwan war of words by W. Scott Thompson
6 September 1999 Forbes Magazine Taiwan is the victim -- not the villain by Caspar Weinberger
25 August 1999 Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Editorial Chinese puzzle
23 August 1999 Weekly Standard Editorial The Present Danger
Weekly Standard Beijing vs. Taipei by Ross Terrill
Weekly Standard To Start a War by Richard D. Fisher Jr.
21 August 1999 Sydney Morning Herald China can only rattle sabers
19 August 1999 Wall Street Journal China's Options Against Taiwan Are Limited . . . by Gerald Segal
. . . But Its Ability to Fool The U.S. Is Impressive by Edward Epstein
Heritage Foundation How Washington can defuse escalating tensions by Harvey Feldman
16 August 1999 Weekly Standard Editorial: Peace through Strength
13 August 1999 Washington Post China Mulls Use of Force Off Taiwan
New York Times Trading threats on Taiwan
11 August 1999 Washington Times Taiwan Cliffhanger by Amos Perlmutter
10 August 1999 Wall Street Journal Editorial Airplane Politics
Wall Street Journal The Potential For a China-Taiwan War by George Melloan
6 August 1999 Washington Post Appeasing China doesn't work by Charles Krauthammer
Kansas City Star Editorial Firmer US approach needed on Taiwan
5 August 1999 Wall Street Journal China Bill
4 August 1999 Washington Post Editorial Taiwan Tensions
2 August 1999 The Weekly Standard Pressuring Taiwan, appeasing Beijing
1 August 1999 Taiwan Perspective White House again tilts to Beijing
29 July 1999 Sydney Morning Herald Taiwan makes friends while Beijing bullies
28 July 1999 Washington Post USA on the wrong side by Michael Kelly
Taiwan Communiqué Chen Shui-bian: Let Taiwan decide its own future
27 July 1999 Wall Street Journal Taiwan begins to find itself
Wall Street Journal China, not Taiwan, threatens peace
26 July 1999 Taiwan Communiqué Madeleine Albright doesn't quite get it
Weekly Standard Editorial: Free Taiwanby William Kristol and Robert Kagan
24 July 1999 The Economist Editorial: The Truth about Taiwan
Newsweek Escaping the past
23 July 1999 New York Times President Lee reaffirms position
BBC News Taiwan Stands Firm
21 July 1999 Washington Post China's nervous rulers
20 July 1999 International Herald Tribune The Logic of Taiwan points towards independence by Gerald Segal
Raleigh News & Observer Truth-telling from Taiwan by Susanna Rodell
19 July 1999 Boston Globe The end of "One China" by Jeff Jacoby
International Herald Tribune High Time for realism in U.S.-China Relations by Jim Hoagland
International Herald Tribune Chinese Army Directs Tough Talk at Taiwan by John Pomfret
18 July 1999 Washington Post Get Real with China, by Jim Hoagland
New York Times Getting Real in the Other China, by Seth Faison
17 July 1999 International Herald Tribune Taipei's Semantics Are Provocative but Accurate by Philip Bowring
15 July 1999 International Herald Tribune Beijing and Taipei
Wall Street Journal Taiwan Speaks Up
14 July 1999 Wall Street Journal Taiwan is a "State". Get over it.
Washington Post Chinese threats
13 July 1999 New York Times Taiwan President implies his island is a sovereign state