Dear Mr. Chancellor Gerhard Schr"der,
Mr. President Jacques Chirac,
Mr. Prime Minister Tony Blair,
Beijing-police in the Chinese cities of Hangzhou and Wuhan
have rounded up at least 13 dissidents to silence
any protest against the trial of pro-democracy activists
Wang Youcai and Qin Yongmin, dissident sources said Wednesday
(Dec. 16, 1998). Police on Tuesday detained Wu Yilong, Mao Qingxiang,
Lu Zhengming. Li Xian, Yu Yuanhong, Lai Jinbiao, Yang Jiangming,
Zhu Yufu, and Yu Tielong, Wu's wife told AFP.
Other dissident sources in the city said Wang Rongging and
Wang Peijian were also taken into custody before noon on Wednesday.
The wife of Shanghai based activist Zhou Jianhe said he had
not arrived in Hangzhou after boading a train to the city and
had probably also been detained. On the other hand; China's
propaganda machine yesterday (Dec. 16, 1998) lashed
out at Taiwan to urging change in Beijing's socialist system
and for putting off talk aimed at unifying the two rivals.
A commentary published in the official People's Daily said
Taiwan was "playing the democracy card"
to avoid the sensitive issue of reunification and to attack
Beijing's legitimate rule. By playing this card,
Taiwan's authorities are attempting to show the world that they
want to reunify but won't, because the mainland is not democratic"
the commentary said. "Taiwan has played this card before
but it doesn't make much sense and only serves to muddy the
water" it said. The commentary also defended China's political
system, saying it is already democratic. "It
is the choice of 1.2 billion people" it said.
In our view; mainland China revealed its plot with "double
Hanoi, Vietnan, Dec. 16 ---
Southeast Asian nations and mainland China recommitted themselves
Wednesday (Dec. 16, 1998) to avoiding a clash over the
disputed Spratly Islands, but made no progress in resolving
overlapping claims in the area, a Philippines
In our view; mainland China want to solve the questions
with its rule, so that communication to find a peaceful solution
to the South China Sea issue. Only play a game of Beijing government,
in which Beijing's rights over all countries ask.
Taiwan need your support to rejoin United Nations.