Dear Mr. President Jacques Chirac,
Mr. Chancellor Gerhard Schr"der,
Mr. Prime Minister Tony Blair,
"From beginning to end," President Jiang Zemin said,
"we must be vigilant against infiltration, subversive activities
and separatist activities of international and domestic hostile
force". With trials against dissident in two cities completed
on Tuesday (Dec. 17, 1998) and tough statement by President
Jiang Zemin lambasting western-style democracy Friday.
Mainland China has sent an important message to its people,
if you organize political dissent, you will go to jail. To face
the changing social style of Beijing repression under-scores
and important transformation in the way mainland China is being
governed. A line appears to have been drawn between organized
dissent, which is being smashed, and other activities that were
not tolerated in the past by the totalitarian state.
Indeed, mainland China today supports a bizarre mixture of
freedom and repression of Mao suits and miniskirts, manacles
and mobile phones.
There was esoteric debate about social "chaos" ---
the great fear of communist officials, and weather a degree
of chaos was acceptable if it meant greater political freedom.
And somebody asked; were Chinese peasants educated and cultured
enough to sustain democracy ? Dissent Ren Wanding was in a despondent
mood. Asked whether a crack down on members of the Chinese Democratic
Party (CDP) would end with the trials of key members,
the veteran activist said: "No"!
There're going to be very thorough about this. They
want to wipe out the Chinese Democratic Party"
said Ren, who is also affiliated with the party.
Taipei, Dec, 20 ---
Exiled mainland Chinese dissident Wei Jingsheng will begin
an unprecedented visit to Taiwan on Monday (Dec. 21, 1998) that
underscores calls for democratic change in communist China and
the sensitive relationship between Beijing and Taipei
coming after election described by Taiwan as a model for reform
in mainland China. Wei's nine-day sojourn will
likely spark comparisons between the island's robust democracy
and continuing one-party rule on the mainland.
In our view; we can't believe the communist China, because
of one-party's autocratic government can not let people's wishes
in public. Democratic Taiwan is mainland Chinese future.
Tokyo, Dec. 20 ---
President Lee Teng-hui has signaled his willingness to eventually
meet mainland Chinese President Jiang Zemin, noting an annual
meeting of Asia-Pacific leaders presents an opportunity, a Japanese
news paper reported. Lee has said he would be willing to visit
mainland China on a "mission of peace", but mainland
China, which considers Taiwan a wayward province, has said it
would refuse Lee's demand to be received in his capacity as
the ROC President.
Lee was also quoted as saying he wasn't considering running
again for the presidency when his term runs out in 2,000, but
would continue as chairman of the ruling Kuomintang through
2002, the paper reported.
In our view; Beijing government want to reunify with Taiwan,
but give an advance announcement that Taiwan was a part of mainland,
despite Taiwan's matured democratic system and fact of sovereign.
Most of Taiwan people are likely the meeting of Lee-Jiang's
direct negotiation. Unfortunately that bilateral
meeting with Jiang at APEC was unlikely as long as mainland
China continues to protest the Republic of China leader's presence
at the regional summit.
So that; Taiwan need your help.