Dec. 7,1998---Tony Blair

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Taiwan Tati Cultural
And Educational Foundation
B16F, No.3 Ta-Tun 2St.
Taichung, Taiwan, ROC.
December 7, 1998.

Dear Mr. Prime Minister Tony Blair,

While Taiwan was in an uproar over elections yesterday (Dec. 5, 1998), Ilan, Tainan and Neihu districts were abuzz over plebiscites there, where topics included construction of a fourth nuclear power station, an international airport and Tz'u Chi Buddhist General Hospital.

In Taiwan , there were 412 voting stations holding the plebiscite. The two plebiscite topics concerned whether residents would approve of being ruled by the communist People's Republic of China (PRC) and whether an international airport should be built at Chigu in Tainan.

In response to rumors of conflicts over the plebiscites, the Tainan prosecutor's office added 162 police patrols to prevent trouble. Result in the Tainan plebiscite were; 77 percent of respondents opposed to rule by the PRC and 73 percent in favor of an international airport being built in Chigu.

In Ilan County, one plebiscite concerned the establishment of the island's fourth nuclear power station. And in Neihu, residents in Ta-huli district voted on whether a Tz'u Chi Buddhist General Hospital should be constructed on land that could be used as a water conservation area, and on whether that land should be used as a water conservation area. The Tz'u Chi wants to build a hospital and a volunteer center near Ta-Hu park, on land that is part of the Ta-Hu Area, a possible water conservation area.

Most local residents are opposed to the idea, arguing that a conservation area there will solve flooding problem. Of a total of 5, 303 ballots in Neihu plehiscite 4,562 --- or 86 percent hospital. There were 618 ballots --- or 12 percent in favor of construction. Approximately 90 percent of the voters approves the water conservation park and 7 percent were against it. There were 108 invalid ballots.

Taiwan people opposed to be ruled by PRC and need un-polluted circumstances. Relate to Taiwan elections; Premier Vincent Siew extended his highest regards to all citizens for civil and orderly behavior demonstrated in three in one elections, shows the maturity of Taiwan's democracy. Siew said what impressed him most was the rational behavior that votes demonstrated in the elections, saying they show that Taiwan's' notion of democracy matured.

The elections, he said, would also win international recognition for Taiwan as a free and democratic nation. Siew pointed out that the elections will be the last ones before the turn of the century, and said their success has made him feel more confident about the nation's future.

Democratic Taiwan have a vigorous, excited, free and unrestrained elections. After campaign; everything return to regular order.

It is very fortunately; Taiwan people had learned the game of democracy from the post-time.

Taiwan need your support.


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


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