Dear Mr. Kofi A. Annan,
Mrs. Hillary Rodham Clinton,
Beijing, Dec. 2 ---
Two former Tiananmen Square student leaders began a hunger
strike on Wednesday (Dec. 2, 1998) to protect against a new
round-up of dissidents. But Beijing took a harsh line, and in
a swipe at the United States' warned against foreign interference.
Beijing officer always said that "This is an internal
matter and other nations should not interfere" the statement
Earlier, the United States sharply criticized the detentions.
"We view his detention for peaceful exercising
fundamental freedoms guaranteed by international human rights
instruments as a serious step in the wrong direction" Rubin
On the other hand; Taiwan have human rights and animal rights
also. The letter come from Pamela Burns President Hawaiian Humane
Society, said that:
" We would like to offer our most sincere congratulation
to you and the people of Taiwan for the recent passage of the
Animal protection law. It is very important step toward the
humane treatment of animal in Taiwan. We recently had the honor
of providing training to Taiwanese animal care professionals
in Hawaii. We were must impressed with their sincere desire
to learn and commit to improving the welfare of animals. We
are proud of the cooperative efforts between the National Pintung
University of Science and Technology, the Republic of China
Protection Administration, the Humane Society of the United
States Humane Society International, and the Hawaiian Humane
Society, I know together, we can make a difference in the lives
of animal in Taiwan."
On above reasons; Taiwan is worth supporting.
For concerning about pro-democracy dissidents of communist
China, Mike Jendrzejczyk, Washington director of Human Rights
Watch / Asia, viewed Xu's arrest as particularly ominous following
a published interview in which parliamentary chairman Li Peng,
mainland China's former Prime Minister, ruled out
any move toward great political pluralism.