Politics and Money in Taiwan

Regarding the article "Taiwan Vote Focuses on China Relations and Money Politics," Dec. 18: I agree with the author on the impressive and far-reaching democratization taking place in Taiwan.

I disagree, however, with the observation that two popular Cabinet members resigned in a revolt over "official corruption." To the contrary, the government is not tainted by corruption. The resignations of Jaw Shao-kang and Wang Chien-hsien simply reflect their common concern over the future possibility of monetary influence in the legislative body. They decided to run for a seat in the Legislative Yuan hoping to ward off any possible monetary pollution. Frank S. S. Chang, Boston Coordination Council for North American Affairs

Letters are welcome. Only a selection can be published, subject to condensation, and none acknowledged. Please address them to "Readers Write," One Norway St., Boston, MA 02115.

Share this story:

We want to hear, did we miss an angle we should have covered? Should we come back to this topic? Or just give us a rating for this story. We want to hear from you.

Loading...

Loading...

Loading...

Save for later

Save
Cancel

Saved ( of items)

This item has been saved to read later from any device.
Access saved items through your user name at the top of the page.

View Saved Items

OK

Failed to save

You reached the limit of 20 saved items.
Please visit following link to manage you saved items.

View Saved Items

OK

Failed to save

You have already saved this item.

View Saved Items

OK