30 YEARS AGO: July 1990.


"Despite decades of misunderstanding and a lack of close ties, Chinese on both sides of the Taiwan Straits have begun to work together to bring democracy to the mainland. The continuing repression on the mainland, and the progressive democratization of the Republic of China on Taiwan, have brought many democratic activists to Taiwan. The heads of the major democracy organizations...have all visited Taiwan in recent months. The coming together of the new organizations based in the West and the older political forces In Taiwan and on Hong Kong has created a formidable united front against the Communist regime."

STEVEN MOSHER "Dream Deferred"


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