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本基金會因應國家外交的不足,做民 間外交,依本會的實力,止於“筆談”, 未能真正落實國際行動,雖然前前後後受 到一些國際智庫組織的邀訪,常受制於時 空與外交人才的斷層,無法達到完美的結 局。其亦含有外在的原因,台灣的外交系 統,含90%以上的泛中國思想,能以台灣 人當局作主為主旨的台灣國意識者,非常 稀少,未來台灣會擺脫少數族群統治多數 族群的世代,而民主意識的地球村思想, 則是擋不住的潮流,茲不論統、獨之爭, 台灣人民必朝向真正當家作主的目標。

 今天介紹這篇文章其表達對象為美國 國務卿 Colin Powell,談到本基金會以台灣 人主流觀點所論及的台灣現況,認為阿扁 新政府對中國所表現的善意,不但得不到良性回應,更反而受國內在野的統派政客 ,以媕野~合的方式來破壞台灣的民主政 府。

 本會一再提醒美國當局不可忽略台灣人“獨立當家”的要求,中國的無理打壓 ,可以說明出中國共產政府對民主國家的壓榨,以大中國意識擄獲受統治者的台灣人民。

 其遺毒,成為分化台灣團結的禍首, 使台灣人分不清楚“身份”與“國家”的 正確認同,本文談到中國有適時佔有台灣 的準備,除了眾所皆知的 500 飛彈與資訊 破壞,海上圍堵外,“以商促統”運作台 灣統派團體,行或明或暗的“聯共反台”。

 本會向美方提出要求:

1.請能指導台軍以捍衛台灣民主為重。

2.訓練台軍能確實防禦反擊中國飛彈來襲。

3.適時支援台灣於台海間的衝突。

 此三點,並非神話而是根據“台灣關 係法”與“台灣安全加強法”的精神作為 依據,亦合乎美國在亞太地區的利益。 英文為:

 What we want to ask for United States' help is

1. teach our soldiers how to protect Taiwan in democracy

2. train high level officers how to defend or offense China's ballistic missiles

   attack

3. back Taiwan for Asia-Pacific region with clarity over cross-strait conflict at

    anytime

 本處也提到全世界愛好民主、自由、 和平的人,能勿忘1989年的天安門事件, 此事件犧牲2000多中國大學精英,其所追 求者亦是台灣所擁有的民主、自由與人權 。

 本會民間外交原文如下,以利共享。

                                                                         Taiwan Tati Cultural

                                                          And Educational Foundation

                                                          B16F, No.3 Ta-tun 2nd St., Nan-tun Dist.

                                                          Taichung 408, Taiwan

                                                           July 29, 2002.

Dear Mr. Colin Powell,

 As a Taiwanese people we concerned about Taiwanese future that is why our foundation have sent you so many letters which relating to Taiwan situation.

 It is very hard to express our foundation's appreciation heartily. However, very thanks for you to view the letter.

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 President Chen has showed his maximum goodwill to China but what could happen in Beijing's response, the answer is waiting and seeing with missile threat.

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 On July 27, 2002 ---

PULLING BACK: The head of the DPP's China Affairs Department said it was normal for a Taiwanese president to stand up for the interests of the nation.

 

 By Lin Mei-chun STAFF REPORTER

 A top official in the DPP yesterday sought to play down remarks made by President Chen Shui-bian in which he said Taiwan could "go its own way" if China did not respond to his goodwill.

 Chen Chung-hsin, recently appointed as director of the DPP's Chinese Affairs Department, said there was no need for China to overreact to Chen's remarks because it was only natural for a Taiwanese president to pursue the country's interests by insisting that "the country's future should be decided by Taiwanese."

 The official's comments came after China's official Xinhua News Agency published a tough-worded warning to President Chen on Thursday.

 The article lambasted Chen's statements as not helpful in bettering cross-strait relations. It further demanded that Chen clearly explain clearly "what sort of way Taiwan plans to go?"

 On Sunday President Chen became the DPP's chairman, proposing party-to-party talks with China but cautioning Beijing that Taiwan would not rule out the possibility of going its own way if the impasse between the two sides continued.

 Chen's move was considered as a response to the surprise announcement that Pacific island state of Nauru, one of Taiwan's few diplomatic allies, was establishing diplomatic ties with China.

 "Throughout his speech Chen sent maximum goodwill to China. The brief statement was simply made in response to Beijing's move to lure Nauru into its fold by playing what he termed `money diplomacy,'" the DPP official said. "It was a low-key response that attempted to assert that Taiwan's destiny can not be determined by others."

 Commenting on China's criticism in the article, which claimed the DPP was responsible for stalling dialogue with China by clinging to its pro-independence party platform, the official said there was room for discussion, but the party had no plans to amend its charter.

 He said the real factor hindering communication between the two sides was "a lack of mutual trust" and that both sides were maintaining a wait-and-see attitude.

 It would be better to take each other's positions into account, respect their differing views and try to meet in the middle, the official said.

 Nevertheless, he said, the party could consider abolishing the rule which prohibits DPP members from visiting China in capacities other than as party members.

 While the DPP is under pressure from China to take the independence clause out of its charter, its ally the TSU has threatened to withdraw its support for the government if the DPP softens its independence stance.

 TSU city councilor candidates yesterday accused the DPP of pandering to China by wanting to alter its charter and the party's "1999 resolution regarding Taiwan's future" -- which declared that Taiwan was an independent sovereign state whose name was the ROC.

 The TSU members said that if the DPP fails to insist on its ideals, they would have to reconsider their collaboration with the ruling party.

 The DPP official denied his party intended to change its charter, saying the proposal merely reflected the views of a few DPP members.

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 Taiwanese people has striven to achieve peace in the Taiwan-strait, even President Chen showed very good manners to Beijing. Everyone could see the result that Beijing missiles still focus on Taiwan and increasing its power year by year.

 Obviously, big China concept were completed by 50 years KMT's education, in which Chinese Motherland is mainland China. Taiwanese Motherland was mainland China also.

 Democracy in Taiwan the Motherland's concept is spreading to everywhere as danstriff can not clean it out clearly.

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 Lin Cheng-yi is director of the Institute of European and American Studies at the Academia Sinica. He said on July 27, 2002, in which revealed his worry that Taiwan's weakness.

 

 By Lin Cheng-yi

 On July 12, the US Department of Defense's Annual Report on the Military Power of the People's Republic of China (PRC) was released for the first time since US President George W. Bush took power. It says that the threat posed to Taiwan by China is "multi-faceted," and it is not only military in nature but also political, diplomatic and economic.

 Beijing's military strategies against Taipei are mainly designed to deceive and to strike the heart of the island by surprise. "Such an approach would necessitate a rapid collapse of Taiwan's national will. Coercive options include, but are not limited to, information operations, an air and missile campaign, or a naval blockade," the report states.

 The report adds that China may attack Taiwan "through the sudden application of violence." Beijing may use amphibious or airborne forces as means to compel Taipei's capitulation. "Should coercive measures fail, Beijing might attempt to occupy the entire island of Taiwan. But such an operation would not be guaranteed to succeed." The people of Taiwan are in favor of maintaining the status quo, and most of them are willing to defend the island. The report points out that "a final, and perhaps most important, factor that will determine the success or failure of a PRC campaign is the degree of international, especially US, support that Taiwan enjoys."

 For the US, China's military has its weaknesses. The report lists in this regard, for example, "an inability to protect air and sea lines of communication against superior naval and air forces, poor ASW [anti-submarine warfare] capabilities, a limited number of missiles, significant logistical and training weaknesses, an economy largely dependent on exports to the US and Japan, and a lack of real-time intelligence." But the US believes that Taiwan's military also has its weaknesses. Decreases in the defense budget over the past few years, for example, could impede the modernization of Taiwan's military.

 The Pentagon report has revealed three important facts.

 First, the US sees China as a major global competitor. By 2010, China's GDP would have risen to US$2 trillion, double that of this year. From 1996 to last year, China's total external trade increased from US$289.9 billion to US$509.8 billion. China also has the second-largest defense budget in the world, second only to that of the US. Hence the Bush administration's express comment in its 2001 Quadrennial Defense Review Report: "A military competitor with a formidable resource base will emerge in Asia. The East Asian littoral -- from the Bay of Bengal to the Sea of Japan -- represents a particularly challenging area." China's challenge to the US is all too obvious.

 Second, the purpose of China's military strategies against Taiwan is to "besiege the enemy and strike at its reinforcements", to use a Chinese saying. Its national goals include maintaining the integrity of its territory and sovereignty, as well as influencing the national policies of its neighboring countries, building an Asian order centered on China. It is Beijing's priority to make sure that its neighboring countries in the Asia-Pacific region will stay neutral in the event of any cross-strait conflict, in a bid to prevent Washington, by sheer intimidation, from intervening.

 The report notes, however, that other Asia-Pacific countries will inevitably be affected and hardly able to consider themselves uninvolved. Still, Beijing has constantly lured Southeast Asian countries to its side in recent years. It has advocated establishing a "new security concept" based on mutual trust, mutual benefit, equality and cooperation -- in an effort to seek common security. Beijing seeks to give Southeast Asia the idea that China is a helper, not a threat or a competitor. Its active promotion of a free-trade zone with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is evidence of this.

 Third, the US does not rule out any possible military scenario that China may adopt against Taiwan. Since Taiwan and China are geographically close to each other, the island faces certain difficulties. For example, it doesn't have much military "depth" to fall back on, its early-warning period is short, and the decisive battle will be quick. In addition, Taiwan's ability to defend against China's ballistic missiles is negligible. In the 1996 Taiwan Strait crisis, the US deployed two carrier battle groups, about 12 bombers and a wing of fighters to the region to support Taiwan. Such a reaction, however, may still prove too slow, even if the US Theater Missile Defense (TMD) system is deployed in the Asia-Pacific region.

 In 1999, the US defense department conducted a comprehensive simulation of possible scenarios in Asia projected for the year 2025. In terms of a simulated crisis across the Taiwan Strait -- according to the Pentagon's Asia 2025 study -- China's first military step would be a naval blockade of Taiwan. The US would send ships to challenge the blockade. Then the Chinese would threaten missile attacks or hit American vessels. In response, US nuclear submarines and B-2 bombers would hit back at China's warships and naval facilities. Then China tightens the blockade while attacking Taiwan's warships and ports. Hesitation in Washington, however, prompts the collapse of Taiwan's national will, and Taipei is forced to reach an agreement with Beijing eventually.

 Since the US has repeatedly released defense reviews on the cross-strait security situation, Taiwan must come up promptly with complete and integrated defense strategies of its own. Above all, the most urgent task is to build a missile defense system, in order to strengthen the psychological defenses of the Taiwanese people.

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 Nevertheless, army in Taiwan could separate into two camps, the one pro-China group, the other pro-Taiwanese group.

 Unfortunately, Taiwan mainlander's soldiers have seized majority of brass in army system nowadays.

 What we want to ask for United States' help is

1. teach our soldiers how to protect Taiwan in democracy

2. train high level officers how to defend or offense China's ballistic missiles

   attack

3. back Taiwan for Asia-Pacific region with clarity over cross-strait conflict at

    anytime

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 On July 27, 2002 ---

Bludgeoning Dissent: The Free China Movement says the activists entered Vietnam from Cambodia to meet Chinese labor leaders and were caught near the Chinese border.

 REUTERS, BEIJING

 A US-based human rights group said yesterday it believed Chinese agents had abducted three exiled democracy advocates inside Vietnam and was detaining them in China.

 The Free China Movement said in a statement that Wang Bingzhang, Yue Wu and Zhang Qi entered Vietnam from Cambodia on June 16 to meet Chinese labor leaders and were caught near the Chinese border 10 days later.

 We believe these individuals were abducted by Chinese agents inside Vietnam on or around June 26 and then escorted, against their will, into China, the group said in an open letter of protest to the Vietnamese ambassador to the US.

 China's Foreign Ministry denied any knowledge of the case and there was no immediate comment from Vietnam's foreign ministry.

 The reports of detentions came three months after US-based dissident Yang-Jianli was caught in the southwestern province of Yunnan after entering China on a friend's passport.

 Yang has not been heard from since.

 In 1998, Wang entered China on a false passport and, after a nationwide manhunt, was detained and later expelled.

 The Free China Movement, a coalition of more than 30 Chinese pro-democracy organizations around the world, said Wang, Yeu and Zhang were being held at an undisclosed location.

 It called on the Vietnamese government to investigate the illegal abduction.

 Fang Yuan, a dissident which the statement said headed the Chinese Labor Party and who had planned to meet the others in Vietnam but could not get a visa, said the incident was a testament to the desperate lengths the Beijing government will go to stop the evolution of democracy in China.

 The Free China Movement said Yue, based in Paris, was one of five labor leaders during the student-led democracy demonstrations centered on Beijing's Tiananmen Square in 1989.

 It said Zhang had been wanted by the Chinese authorities since 1999 and left for Thailand in 2000.

 She was granted political asylum in the US in 2001. It did not give further details.

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 Our Chinese pro-democracy friends had told us, that Taiwan is a hope island for Chinese democracy. Above report could say something for real Chinese wishes.

 So, Taiwan needs your help.

                                                                                                Yours Sincerely,

                                                                                                Yang Hsu-Tung.

                                                                             President

                                                                             Taiwan Tati Cultural

                                                                             And Educational Foundation