Dear Mr. Vice President Al Gore,
Mrs. Madeleine Korbel
In Taiwan; hoping to avoid sabotaging a renewed dialogue with China,
Taiwan won't try lure any nations into becoming new diplomatic allies
ahead of an upcoming visit by Beijing's top negotiator, Minister
of Foreign Affairs Jason Hu said. But any truce in the race to gain
more diplomatic recognition apparently would be temporary. Taiwan
won't halt efforts to mainland an independent international profile.
Hu was quoted as telling reporters, in comments carried by the United
Daily News yesterday (Jan. 20 1999).
Still, the island will not actively try to attain with
any more countries in the run-up to the visit by Wang Daohan, a
senior Chinese statesman responsible for negotiating with the island,
the paper quoted Hu saying. Hu's remarks would seemingly indicate
Taiwan will refrain from its usual tactics for winning new friends
at least for now. Wang has said he will travel to Taiwan this year,
but no firm date has been set for his visit.
It is a good view from President Bill Clinton, reacting to a crackdown
on dissent in China, told Beijing on Tuesday (Jan. 20, 1999) that
stability could not be bought at the expense of freedom. He added
"And I say again to the American people; it is important not
to isolate China. The more we bring China into the world, the more
world will bring change and freedom to China". U.S. officials
have said the crackdown aimed at advocates of a multiparty system
in the one-party state, could spoil a visit to Washington in April
by Chinese Premier Zhu Rongji.
We enjoy such announcement that United States can do its justice.
Good air condition on Taiwan that Taiwan has decided to repatriate
nine convicted hijackers back to China, China's state-run Xinhua
News Agency reported yesterday (Jan. 20, 1999). China welcomed the
decision and urged Taiwanese authorities to send back all other
Chinese hijackers as soon as possible, Xinhua reported.
At one time, Taiwan welcomed Chinese hijackers as anticommunist
heroes, but began prosecuting them as tension with China decreased
in the 1990s.
Nevertheless; China's Communist Party leaders are nervous
about any acts that might galvanize public discontent in the run-up
to this year's 10th anniversary of the democracy movement.
In November, they began a sharp clamp down on dissent, targeting
the nascent China Democracy Party.
However; mainland China needs your concern.