Jan 25,1999---Trent Lott, Denny Hastert, Kofi A. Annan

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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,
        Mr. Kofi A. Annan,

We have heard about two countries' nuke test. Indians and Pakistanis come from the same land, speak the same language, yet they have been fighting for years ?

Answer: There are some similarities, but we are basically different. We are Muslims, they are Hindus. We eat cows, they worship cows. That we lived on the same land and spoke the same language does not make us the same people. We call the bomb a peace guarantor that people wishes.

Democratic Taiwan is very different from communist China for about 50 years. But in Taiwan the government yesterday (Jan. 22, 1999) invited a Chinese delegation to arrange a visit by Beijing's top Taiwan negotiator --- who might also have a historic meeting with President Lee Teng-hui. The letter is the latest move in drawn-out negotiations to set up a visit to Taiwan by Wang Daohan. Taiwan hopes a visit by Wang will help steer the sides towards resuming regular negotiations about their delicate relations that were suspended by Beijing in 1995.

In this letter, the semiofficial Straits Exchange Foundation said it would welcome a visit from Wang this spring. The foundation invited a deputy secretary general of its counterpart Chinese organization, the Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Strait, to come to Taiwan to make preparations.

Meanwhile, Taiwan's China Times Express quoted Association official Sun Yafu as saying Wang's visit would most likely include a meeting with Lee. "A meeting between Wang and Lee is one of the items that needs to be included in discussions of arrangements. I'd say meeting is very likely", the paper quoted Sun saying.

Initial plans for a visit by Wang were made last year when his Taiwanese counterpart, Koo Chen-fu, went to the mainland for talks. During his visit, Koo met with Chinese President Jiang Zemin and other top officials. Taiwan-China relations can be so unusual, however, that arranging a meeting between Wang and Lee could involve some stretches of protocol.

Sun indicated Wang would probably meet Lee in Lee's capacity as chairman of the ruling Kuomintang instead of as President of Taiwan. Taiwan will never accept unification with China under a communist system, and Beijing's one country, two systems formula imposed on Hong Kong cannot be applies to Taiwan. Taiwan government seeks unification under democracy, freedom, and equal distribution of wealth.

If Taiwan were to accept such a proposal, it would become the "Taiwan special administrative region, PRC". Taiwan people will reject such kind of "arrangement". We hope to see the same democratic development in China.

From history of China Xinjiang, the region was ruled by Chinese state between China and the Muslim nations of Central Asia. Vighurs, the regions largest ethnic group, briefly ran an independent state before communist forces retook the region in 1949.

"Separatist activity threatens the stability of China's predominantly Muslim north western regions of Xinjiang and must be crushed, the region's top Communist Party official says, at the recent time. "Xinjiang is special in that it is the constant target of separatists both inside and outside the country." the newspaper Xinjiang Daily said in a report seen yesterday (Jan. 22, 1999)

On the contrary to Muslim's minorities for Xinjiang, democratic Taiwan welcome talk to Beijing's authorities, Taiwan open its mind to communist China, because of democratic systems are really working in ROC.

Taiwan and communist China relationship needs your ponderable concern.

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



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