Dec. 28,1998---Madeleine Kobel Albright

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Taiwan Tati Cultural
And Educational Foundation
B16F, No.3 Ta-Tun 2St.
Taichung, Taiwan, ROC.
December 28, 1998.

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 our wishes.



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


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