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

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