Lee Teng-hui,

76, president of Taiwan, nearly set off an international crisis in July when he announced that he considers Taiwan a state that would bargain with China only on a “state-to-state” basis. Beijing and Taipei hammered out an agreement in 1993 that said each country had its own government but each was part of “one China.”

Kip Kinkel,1999 People in the NewsWen Ho Lee,