on issues about Taiwan in Sandy Berger's Speech at Columbia
especially important for our ability to play a constructive
role on the issue of Taiwan, particularly at this critical
time. Since 1979, we have tried to maintain stability across
the Taiwan Strait, by recognizing one China, encouraging a
peaceful resolution of differences,
dialogue. China, Taiwan -- and our relationship with both
-- have benefited.
the newly-elected President of Taiwan, recognizes this reality.
He knows that good U.S.-China relations are vital for Taiwan's
own security because each benefit from a stable environment.
PNTR also is very important for Taiwan economically. Taiwan
companies export products from China and benefit from a strong
Chinese economy. When China joins the WTO, so will Taiwan.
With both in the WTO, economic ties will grow, and so will
the costs of confrontation. It is important to understand
that Taiwan supports China's membership in the WTO, and is
urging us to grant PNTR.
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