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December 18, 1979

REPORT SUBMITTED BY GENERAL WANG SHENG (DIRECTOR OF THE GENERAL POLITICAL WARFARE DEPARTMENT, MINISTRY OF NATIONAL DEFENSE, TAIWAN) TO PRESIDENT CHIANG CHING-KUO REGARDING GENERAL WANG’S VISIT TO THE PHILIPPINES, 18 DECEMBER 1979

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    General Sheng Wang briefs President Chiang Ching-kuo on his conversation with President Fernand Marcos on Taiwan-Philippines cooperation against China.
    "Report submitted by General Wang Sheng (Director of the General Political Warfare Department, Ministry of National Defense, Taiwan) to President Chiang Ching-kuo regarding General Wang’s visit to the Philippines, 18 December 1979," December 18, 1979, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, Box 15, Wang Sheng Papers, Hoover Institution Archives. Translated by Fulong He. http://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/123457
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18 December 1979

I met with President Ferdinand Marcos at 10:30 a.m., and talked with him for around an hour. The main points of the talk:

(1) Marcos knew our progress in various aspects very well, and sang high praise for it;

(2) Marcos asked our self-governance in detail;

(3) Marcos asked our views on the future situation of Indochina Peninsula;

(4) Marcos asked me the biggest reason for our setback on the mainland [of China];

(5) Marcos solemnly expressed that he and other Filipino people firmly object to communism, and firmly reject influence of any international politics and external forces over his country’s decision making;

(6) For the common interests of the Philippines and Taiwan, both parties should endeavor to strengthen substantial relations and cooperation;

(7) Marcos repeated ask me to forward his best wishes to Your Excellency [Chiang Ching-kuo].