Jan 25,1999---Trent Lott, Denny Hastert

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Taiwan Tati Cultural
And Educational Foundation
B16F, No.3 Ta-Tun 2St.
Taichung, Taiwan, ROC
January 25, 1999.

Dear Mr. Trent Lott,
        Mr. Denny Hastert,

Beijing, Jan. 23 ---
Beijing has launched a three-year propaganda campaign aimed at stamping out religion in Tibet and ending support for the Dalai Lama living in exile, the Tibet Information Network (TIN) said Saturday (Jan. 23, 1999)

Communist Chinese troops "liberated" Tibet in 1951, but are still fighting a battle to control the hearts and minds of many Tibetans who remain loyal to their spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, despite lengthy campaigns to discredit him. "Some herdsmen and peasants are constrained by the negative influence of religion and are unable to accept scientific knowledge and practical technology" the newspaper said. "It is of actual and deep historic importance for the people to get rid of the bind of feudal superstition and old customs and regulations" it added.

A speech by Raidi deputy party secretary in Tibet on Nov. 15, also called for new efforts to reduce religion in Tibet. The 1949 founding of the PRC was followed by Mao's Great Leap Forward Movement in 1959, and the Great Cultural Revolution in the late '60s. Deng Xiaoping's opening to the west stared in 1979. And the Tiananmen Square massacre took place in 1989. Now, Jiang Zemin is cracking down on political dissent.

These cycle are evidence that the communist regime in Beijing tolerates no dissent, and permits no democracy as is known in the west. It is, therefore, naive to expect Beijing to adopt western style democracy or respect human rights as defined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights for which can never understand that democracy is the best guarantee of stability.

In our views; that Taiwan should be held up as an example of what free people can achieve in a Chinese society. And the United States should make clear that democracy allows for free and open debate of controversial views, even independence.

It should not view such a debate as just cause by military intimidation by mainland China. The United States cannot credibly advocate democracy and the protection of human rights if it turns a blind eye toward these developments form communist China.

However; Taiwan political situation was confused by United States' policy, because U.S. President Bill Clinton publicly heaped premature and overly generous praise on mainland Chinese President Jiang Zemin, who now in calling for the Amihilation of dissident and Beijing authorities threat to use military attack democratic Taiwan when on independence happened in island.

Very thanks to read the letter from our foundation. God blesses you.

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



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