THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press
|For Immediate Release
||July 29, 1999
Statement by the Press Secretary
President wishes to express his special gratitude to Professor Chang Lin Tien,
who begins his service today on the National Science Board. Professor Tien and
other Board members help sustain American leadership across the frontiers of
Tiens rich background, as a world-class engineer and as the former
Chancellor of the University of California at Berkeley, provides him with a
unique understanding of the important links between science and technology, and
education and society.
Pacific American scientists and engineers have long made major contributions to
our country, to our national security, and to our unmatched scientific
enterprise," the President said. "That is why it is intolerable that the
patriotism of Asian Pacific American scientists be questioned in the wake of
recent allegations of espionage at one of our national laboratories. Security
matters are of the highest priority in my Administration, but history has shown
the damage to the lives of our citizens and to our society that results from
the destructive grip of prejudice, suspicion and discrimination. Racism and
stereotyping have no place in our One America in the 21st century."
the call to public service, Professor Tien carries on the principles and
cherished traditions of Asian Pacific Americans who have helped build and
strengthen our nation with diligence and determination.