President Lee Teng-hui this morning meets with Dr. David Scott, chancellor of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, U.S.A., at the Office of the President.
The President tells the visiting U.S. academician that he will dedicate himself to educational reform during his upcoming four-year tenure in order to develop potentialties and promote humanism, thus enabling everyone to bring his or her free will into a full play.
In explaining to Chancellor Scott and his companions--his wife Dr. Kathleen L. Scott and Assistant Vice Chancellor Barbara Burn--the significance of the "Taiwan experience," President Lee points out that the Republic of China on Taiwan is now embarking on the second stage of the "Taiwan experience," which will focus on spiritual reform.
The President nots that he hopes to build the ROC into a modernized nation not only in the sense of material civilizaiton but also in spiritual development.
Chancellor Scott highly praises President Lee's reform ideas and expresses his admiration for the ROC's political and economic achievements.
The guests are accompanied by Dr. Yang Kuo-shih, Vice Minister of Education, to meet with President Lee. Mr. Stephen S.F. Chen, Deputy Secretary-General of the Office of the President, is also present.