Winnipeg Free Press Newspaper Archives May 17 1990, Page 39

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Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - May 17, 1990, Winnipeg, Manitoba Taiwan ready to hold talks on future with China Taipei Reuter president Lee ten Hui said yesterday he is willing to hold talks for the first time with but Only a equals on a Lee said the two bitter adversaries for Tiore than 40 could hold talks for the future and Prosperity of All chinese the presidential spokesman Lee made his remarks to nationalist Legisla tors who have just returned from they were the first Taiwan ruling party delegation to visit the communist Lees remarks Are the latest indication that Taipei May drop its ban on official contacts with tee has promised to discuss his governments policy regarding the main land in a speech during his inauguration for a new six year term on May the nationalists have Clung to an official policy of no no no negotiation with Beijing since communist forces toppled their government on the main land and drove them to Taiwan both sides say they Are the Only legitimate government of Taipei labels the Leader ship in Beijing As communist bandits and Beijing dismisses Taiwan As an upstart prov i have always been to hold talks with them but the chinese communists insist on treating us As a local Lee told United they have no sincere desire to talk with us As any talks must be government govern on an equal he in a step bound to please elderly nationalist Lee said the party could not participate in party Tobarty talks with the communists because this wild downgrade the status of the Taipei despite the official political economic relations Between the two sides Are booming As Taiwan businessmen Rush to Trade and in Vest in usually through a third party such As Hong under heavy pressure from the cabinets Mainland affairs task Force decided in principle to establish an unofficial organization to help arbitrate earlier proposals have suggested that the two sides Swap offices in Beijing and Winnipeg free May papal reflections Pope John Paul ii appears to be contemplating tomorrows 70th birthday As he sits on his Vatican throne during the general audience the pontiff recently toured Mexico for eight Days and Drew harsh criticism from several major mexican newspapers for his featuring the now is the Best time to see your record breaking Toyota dealer for great deals on All 1990 Toyota in especially the named in the 1989 Caa vehicle durability Survey As the car More canadians want to Park in their driveway heres a Sample of features and available on our wide Range of camry dual mirrors front disc brakes and Pinion Power steering steel belted radials camry be v6 155 horsepower 4wheel disc brakes air conditioning Antilock braking system camry be cassette cruise control Power windows and door Power Moon roof the Promise of something defiant rebels flaunt Public support by Michelle Paul the associated press Liberia ers danced and shouted support for rebels who drove reporters deep inside Liberia to show their nearly five Montgold War against president Samuel Doe is still going Western journalists escorted on a 20hour drive sunday and monday through three of the country 13 ties including the country breadbasket and major min ing Centre to disprove does claims his troops control the entire West african survivors of recent fighting said government troops Mas sacred at least 32 people be fore fleeing advancing rebel and they showed re porters a pile of 15 bodies they said dozens of people were wounded by the government troops and it was Likely other bodies were dumped in the when rebel Leader Charles Taylor drove into tape a with the 13vehicie Convoy carrying scores of civilians waved Palm fronds and welcomed him As a our Taylor they chanted at the which was protected by 200 armed rebels and an aging antiaircraft gun As it entered the town 200 Kilometres North of the Monro since Taylors forces invaded 24 from the Ivory More than peo ple Are estimated to have fled the More than half of them going into neigh Boring Ivory coast or Taylors promises to end corruption echoed those made by Doe 10 years ago when he took Power in a bloody seizing control of the country from descendants of the for Mer slaves who had founded it in Taylor says he plans to in stall a transitional govern ment and sees no role for opposition parties that have been harassed by until he decides to have he said that transitional period could last from three to five he said the United which has been the main source of foreign Aid for i would continue to have a close relationship after he took he added he would encourage particularly by Western com International human rights organizations accuse does troops of slaughtering hundreds of particularly members of the Gio or Mano Taylors tribal in the Village of survivor Elizabeth Pue said does soldiers had rounded up including and shot them before fleeing the advancing rebels april they just shot my Little she was Only the 27yearold woman Taylors men appeared to be better disciplined than does and clearly controlled the areas shown no vehicles were seen except those driven by crude roadblocks of rope with a red triangular shaped Flag that the rebels used were manned by villagers armed with reporters were met by a representative of Taylor in Side Ivory coast on sunday and escorted to a dense Forest path and across Johns River into they were driven monday for almost five hours on the main Road to within 50 Kilometres of by the main Atlantic Ocean in the report eff were housed at a Baptist Sion whose fled when rebels entered town March who said he was it diehard urged reporters to publish a warning to civilian of Monro via to evacuate the capital before his men he said he had held off attacking Buchanan and Monrovia to save civilian Doe also has said he has held off attacking Taylors Strong holds because he wanted to avoid unnecessary

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