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,

Geneva, Jan 21 ---
The United Nations' top human rights official said Thursday (Jan. 21, 1999) she is concerned about a communist Chinese clamp down on dissent. But that continued dialogue with Beijing is important. "It is worrying to see a number of incidents of the response to the activities of dissidents --- the harshness of sentencing and the quickness of a trial procedure that leads to long sentences", Mary Robinson told a news conference.

Robinson said she has raised the issue with communist Chinese officials, dialogue continues with "an awareness of the very fact that there are serious concerns" she said. "These serious concerns make it more important in my assessment, that we proceed as we are doing with the follow-up mission", Robinson said.

As we have known that in October, the communist Chinese government pledged to respect basic rights by signing the international covenant on civil and political rights.

We concern about the other reports from Beijing that Taiwan and mainland China to set up a direct military hotline to reduce tensions across the Taiwan Strait is worthy of examination by relevant government authorities here. If Taiwan and the mainland could reach an agreement to set up a military hotline to allow direct communications between the highest military authorities of the two sides. It would certainly help increase understanding, reducing mutual distrust, and avoid miscalculations on either side that could trigger a military crisis in the Taiwan Strait.

Beijing, in this latest peace overturn, might also be a attempting to dissuade the Taiwan public from backing the government in its reported plan to join the U.S. in the development and deployment of expensive multi-billion U.S. dollar TMD antimissile system.

On above reasons; Taiwan need U.S. support for its defense ability. Beijing needs such kinds of stimulation to deal with Taiwan.

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



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