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THAT I' WAS AN AMERICAN PRIVATE SE. FOSTERING BETTER RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN THE USA AND THE PRC

BELOW IS THE TEXT OF RESPONSE TO THE ABOVE CI ASIA FOUNOATION

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S BEEN. ANOBLF F'NANCiAL SUPPORT IS DUAL CHARACTER. IT ISHE SOURCE OF THE JDGET WAS SHIFTED1 .OPMENT TO TME DEPARTMENT OF

N OSYODY THE COMMITTEE FOR ncnoned BY THE NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL LEDGE OF CONGRESSIONAL OVERSIGHT COMMITTEES. VERTUNO NG THE COMMITTEE HAD

IP FIND WAYSAND EXPAND.

JNICATION WITH THE PEOPLES OF ASIA FOLLOWING THE CVMUNIST REGIMES IN CHINA AND NORTH KOREA. THE VATE INS! RUMENTALiAT WOJ.DBE PRIVATELY HAVE THE FREEDOM AND ILITY TO DO THINGS JJ LIKE TO SEE DONE BUT WHICH IT CHOSE NOT TO OOS WELL THIS CONTINUES TO BE THE BASIS

OKGAN'ZATlON UERlCAN CITIZENS IN PTION TMKOL:,'! TRUSTS

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INCORPORATED IN CALIFORNIAON-PROFI GOVERNEDOARD OF TRUSTEES OF. TME FOUNDATION WAS FUNDED FROM ITS

AND OTHER FOUNDATIONS WHOM IN TJRN WI III: FUNDED byj

ACTIVITIES WERE NOT. HOWEVER. USED FORNf HAI ONS "HiY WlHI OPEN AND IN SOME CASES SUBJECT TO THE REVIEW ANO PROR APPROVAL OF HOST GOVERNMENTS.

T WAS PLBliCV REVEALFT) FOR Twf FIRST TlUf THAT THfUNUATWN HAD BEEN RFCETV.NG THE MAJOR PART C* ITS FUNDING FROM

PRESOENT LYNO TERMINATED. SU AND CHAIRED BYE IN THE THt STATE CEPAI AN OVERT MEANS PERMANENT FUN! BY MA" NG YEAR! FOR iNTERNATlOf EDUCATIONAL AN

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OMMISSION APPOINTED BY TICTA'F DI AN PUSK CONCLUDEDT ITEREST TO PRESERVE THE ASIA FOUNDATION.

ASKED BY THE WHITE HOUSE8 TOHE FOUNDATIONEW AND MORE MUWAS ESTABLISHED. ITHIS 5USPORT GRANTS THROUGHGENCY

MENT AND THF STATE DEPARTMENTS BURFAU

M GOVtHNMbN WANTED THE STATE DEPAfl WITH FOREIOJ FOUNOATlONBJEI FOUNOAT.ON STATES INTEf THE FOUNDA1 ESTABLISHED UNDERSTAND STATUS ANO i

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HE OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET fOWB) DIRECTED THE STATE DEPARTMENT TO TAKE OVER FROM AX) THE RESPONSIBILITY FOR PROVIDING THE ASIA FOUNOATlON WTH ITS BASIC GENERAL SUPPORT ;CORF GRANT)

MMENT: OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL YEARS ANDESIDENTIAL ADMINISTRATIONS. 'MfRE WERE CONTINUING

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HICH AT THE TH HE SOLVED AS Of CONI'NUINC TOOVERNMENT

AND AMOUNT OF FUNDING FOR THE FOUNDATION PORT WAS WRITTEN DID NOT SEEM TO Be WEARS THAT THE ASIA FOUNDATION WAS flTH ITS COREEING PROVIDED THROUGH

FOUNDATION PROGRAMS ARF CURRENTLY CONDUCTED THROUGH TEN FIELD OFFICES SRI LANIVES. PAKISTAN. BANG IADE SHINE PAL. THAILAND. MALAYSIA/SINGAPORE. WDONESlA THE PHIUPPINES. JAPAN. KOREA AND TAIWAN THE SAN FRANCISCO OFFICE ALSO ADMINISTERS FOUNDATION PROGRAMS IN THE PEOPLESF CHINA HONG KONG ANO THE PACIFIC ISLANDS IN ADDITION. THE FOUNDATIONRMANENT OFFICE IN WASHINGTON FOR LIAISON WITH. GOVERNMENT.

THE ASIA FOUNDATION PROGRAMS CENTER AROUND MAKING GRANTS TO HUNDREDS Of ASIANNC INSTITUTIONS EACH YEAR. OFTEN IN RESPONSE TO ASIAN REQUESTS FOR ASSISTANCE WITH PROJECTS WHICH THEY INITIATE ANO TO WHICH THEY SOMET MES PROVIDE MATCHING INPUTS THE FOUNDATION ALSO HANDLES TRAINING AND STUDY PLACEMENT OT GRANTEES INCTS AS COSI'ONSOR AND ORGANIZER OF ASIAN SEMINARS AND CONFERENCES. AND ARRANGES CONTACTS AND ONGOING RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN THE AMERICAN EDUCATIONAL. VOLUNTARY AND BUSINESS SECTORS ANO THEIR ASIAN COUNTERPARTS.

TME LONG-RANGE GOALS ADOPTED BY THE TRUSTEES OF THE FOUNDATION TO OUOE ITS WORK ARE:

"TO STRENGTHEN ASIAN INOlGENOUS INSTITUTIONS WHICH CONTRI3UTE TO STABLE POLITICAL DEVELOPMENT. EQUITABLE ECONCVIC GROWTH AND COOPERATIVE REGIONALTIO.NAL RCI ATIONSHIPS.

TO ENCOURAGE CONSTRUCTIVE! SOCIAL CHANGE IN ASIA AND TO SUPPORT THEORE OPEN AND JUST SOCIET ES CONCERNED WIIH THE NIGHTS AND OPPORTUNITIES OF INDIVIDUALS. THEIR BASIC HUMAN Nr ECS AND BROADER POPULAR PART1CIPAT ION IN LOCAL AND NATIONAL AE FAIRS.

TO ASSIST IN THE GROWTH ANO DEVELOPMENT OF CONTEMPORARY ASIAN LEADERSHIP BY OFFERING ENCOURAGEMENT ANO HELP TO PROMISING LEADERS IN GOVERNMENT SERVICES. THE PROFESSIONS ANO IN THE PRIVATE ECONOMIC. VOLUNTARY ANO TRADITIONAL SECTORS Of AS LAN SOCIETIES

TO FOSTERIDES AND POLICIES WITHIN ASIA WHICH CONTRIBUTEETTER ENVIRONMENT FOR THE GROWTH OF MUTUALLY BENEFICIAL ECONOMIC RELATIONSHIPS. FOREIGN INVESTMENT ANO WORLD TRADE.

TO FURTHER ASIAN-AMERICAN COOPERATION. UNDERSTANDING ANO MUTUAL RESPECT THROUGH IMPROVED COMMUNICATION. THE EXCHANGE OF PFRSONS ANO IDEAS THE TRANSFER OF KNOWLEDGE AND TECHNOLOGY. ANO THROUGH SHARING O* CULTURAL EXPERIENCE AND ACHIEVE MES "

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