Sep. 19,1998---Newt Gingrich, Trent Lott, Kofi A. Annan, Madeleine Kobel Albrightt

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Taiwan Tati Cultural
And Educational Foundation
B16F, No.3 Ta-Tun 2St.
Taichung, Taiwan, ROC
September 19, 1998.

Dear Mr. Newt Gingrich,
   Mr. Trent Lott,
   Mr. Kofi A. Annan,
   Mrs. Madeleine Korbel Albright,

In mainland China; at June, dissidents in Hangzhou marked the visit of U.S. President Bill Clinton to mainland China by making the first attempt to establish a branches of the party.

A number of the activists were detained by police, but have since been released, and in recent days. Dissidents in five more provinces have made applications to establish their own branches of the party.

Mainland China's ruling Communist party has not allowed any opposition parties to register in the country since they came to power in 1949.

Activist stepped up pressure on the government with the announcement by a Liaoning government layer Wang Wenjiang that he would resign his 10-year-long Communist party membership and join the new party.

"The Communist party is already too corrupt, China needs a new style of democratic party to carry out its modernization". Wang told AFP by telephone.

U.N. human rights chief Mary Robinson declared (September 15, 1998) that her ground breaking visit to China succeeded in raising awareness of civil liberties but admitted that she "can't work miracles".

Nevertheless; mainland China's constitution, which gives the Communist party the authority to monopolize power makes it unlikely for Beijing to allow any opposition party free elections or any of the other political rights as stipulated in the U.N. convention.

In spite of all this, Beijing's willingness to sign the U.N. political rights treaty next month, should be seen as positive development toward the improvement of the human rights situation in mainland China.

Once Beijing becomes a party of the U.N. treaty on civil and political rights, it will be obligated to abide by international standards in dealing with human rights issues.

Democratic Taiwan is future of mainland China. We support mainland's democratic activity. Communist China need your help to step to democratic nation.



Sincerely Yours,
Yang Hsu-Tung.
President of
Taiwan Tati Cultural
And Educational Foundation


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