Dear Mr. President Clinton,
Mr. Vice President Al Gore,
Mrs. Madeleine Korbel Albright,
Taiwan was ceded to Japan in 1895 in the 1943 Cairo Declaration
issued by generalissimo Chiang Kaishek, U.S. President Franklin
Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, the
return of Manchuria, Taiwan and the Prescadores (Penghu) was
promised to the ROC.
In August 1945, Japan announced its formal surrender
to the allies in accordance with the terms of the Potsdam Declaration
of July 1945, Taiwan was returned to the ROC later that year,
the People's Republic of China was established in 1949.
When Japan normalized its diplomatic relations with mainland
China in 1972, the Japanese government did not indicate its
recognition of Beijing's claim that Taiwan is an inalienable
part of the PRC and that the PRC government is the sole legitimate
government of China. Japanese government must abide by the 1945
Whether Japan would accept Beijing's "three noes"
policy is the important key for Taiwan stance.
Straits Exchange Foundation(SEF) chairman Koo Chen-fu said(Oct.
26, 1998) his recent remarks about the 1945 Potsdam Declaration
were made to warn Japan not to get involved in the cross-strait
dispute over Taiwan's sovereignty. Koo said he told
Jiang that the thrust of democracy lies in party politics and
mainland China should give up its long-held one-party regime
to offer alternative to its people.
Koo said Jiang had spent some time talking about democratic
development in mainland China during their one-and-half hour
"Democracy is all relative, not definite,
and can only be carried out at local level. It remains necessary
for the central government to maintain powerful and strong leadership"
Koo said quoting Jiang. The democratic mainland China would
give the proof of "unification" between cross-straits.
Taiwan need your support.