Reagan letters to Peking distress Taiwan regime
Taipei, Taiwan — The Taiwan government and local press expressed concern over letters from President Reagan to the Peking government and the recent visit to China by Vice-President George Bush.
In a letter to Premier Zhao Ziyang, dated April 5, Mr. Reagan said arms and spare-parts sales to Taipei could be expected to decrease as progress was made on a peaceful solution to the Taiwan dispute.
A Taiwan Foreign Ministry spokesman said the letters indicated Washington had ignored Taiwan's interests. The US State Department has denied the letters represent a shift in policy on Taiwan.