[quote]Former president celebrates 84th birthday in style
JOYOUS OCCASION: Former president Lee Teng-hui yesterday started having a ball to mark his birthday today and he expressed the wish to work for Taiwan for 10 more years
By Debby Wu
Sunday, Jan 09, 2005,Page 1
Former president Lee Teng-hui (李登輝) said yesterday at his birthday party that Taiwan should quietly and step by step make its way in-ternationally, and take the necessary turns where applicable. He also said that the people of Taiwan need not “care about the rights that often would come with the obligations” at this point in time.[/quote]
I totally agree with President Lee. The new Taiwanese idea is dated and we should be focused on promoting a Taiwanese Nationalist identity instead. After all, Chinese vote China and Taiwanese vote Taiwan. I am glad that Lee is trying to rebuild ties between Taiwan and Japan that have been destroyed by years of KMT despotism. Anyway, Happy Birthday President Lee, the George Washington of the Taiwanese Republic!