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Following is an appeal for humanitarian help for the victims of the recent Taiwan earthquake, circulated by the Washington State China Relations Council and sent to this journal by its Executive Director, Joseph J. Borich. We join Mr. Borich and the WSCRC in urging that you contribute generously to the relief effort.
As you have seen and read, Taiwan was struck by a massive earthquake (7.7 on the Richter Scale) late in September. The blow devastated central Taiwan, especially the communities of Taichung, Nantou, and Fengyuan, and caused extensive damage and casualties in Taipei and elsewhere. The death toll exceeded 2,000 with thousands more missing. Our hopes and prayers go out to the people in Taiwan and to the many members of our community with family and friends there.
For more information, visit the Washington State China Relations Council website at www.ambassadors.com. Mr. Borich's very illuminating analyses of recent developments in U.S.-China relations can be found in this issue's special "focus on China" click here.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has announced an important forthcoming conference on China, to be held on the campus Thursday, November 4, 1999, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Organized by the Universitys Center for International Studies and Kenan-Flagler School of Business, the conferences theme is The Politics of Doing Business in China: Chasing the Dragons Tail and Winning.
On August 25 the Department of State released Foreign Relations of the United States, 1964-1968, volume XXXIV, Energy Diplomacy and Global Affairs. In the mid-1960s newly-emerging issues, such as space flight, the technology gap, world population growth, human rights, and the hijacking of civilian airliners, in addition to the 1967 oil embargo and the rise of OPEC, brought fresh challenges to the Presidential administration of Lyndon B. Johnson. The responses of U.S. foreign policy principals to these often complicated problems are presented in this Foreign Relations volume.