Dear Mrs. Madeleine Korbel Albright,
A dissident charged with endangering state security could face
a death sentence for allegedly telling U.S. government funded
radio Free Asia about farmers' protests. According to China's
criminal code, conviction generally is punished with a jail
term, but the court can apply the death penalty if it deems
that national interests were seriously endangered. They were
charged with endangering state security, under different clauses
of the law, and sentenced this week to 13, 12 and 11 years respectively
for trying to organize the China Democracy Party.
Amid the arrests and trials, Chinese leaders have declared
they will destroy challengers to Communist Party rule. President
Jiang Zemin ordered law enforcement officials Wednesday to eliminate
any threats to "social stability".
The Republic of China on Taiwan has stated clearly that reunification
is possible only when mainland China becomes democratic, and
when the differences between the two sides are reduced to levels
acceptable to Taiwan.
In other words; to Taiwan, democracy throughout mainland China
is the key to national reunification. For a time, it seemed
that the political gap between Taiwan and the mainland could
be narrowed because Beijing's "reform and opening"
which started 20 years ago was showing positive results.
It was believed that with the rise of a middle class in mainland
China and growing economic prosperity, political controls would
be relaxed and democracy would take shape in what's been called
a "peaceful evolution".
The optimistic change have been illusive. On Oct. 5 Beijing
signed the United Nations international covenant on civil and
political rights, promising to support the freedom of expression
and human rights.
Unfortunately, however, the Chinese communists reneged on their
promises 11 weeks after the signing. Beijing has launched the
second wave of cracking down on the democracy movement in mainland
China. More arrests have been reported nationwide in a campaign
to nip the fledging China Democratic Party in the bud.
Mainland President Jiang Zemin has raised the alarm over rising
social instability as more than 200 dissidents begin a hunger
strike to protest against the jailing of Xu, Wang and Qin, according
to a Reuters dispatch from Beijing.
"Any destabilizing factor which crops up should be resolutely
nipped in the bud." Jiang was quoted as saying. Jiang was
pouring cold water on those who entertained the hope that a
peaceful evolution in mainland China would lead eventually to
reunification of the entire country.
However; Jiang and his regime are moving in the opposite direction,
declaring war on democracy and human rights protection.
Beijing is showing to the world in general and Taiwan in particular
that it despises democracy western style.
The United States, which is seeking "strategic partnership"
with Beijing should not stand by and watch when Beijing defiantly
refused to embrace democracy. Washington, as leader of the free
world, should review its mainland policy and take a tough line
against the regime.
If Taiwan's democracy is wrong, and reunification should be
achieved by mainland's democratic reform isn't correct. That's
so called the international justice, and human rights are nothing;
in which only a junk.
However; please show the power of honor of free countries is