Jan 28,1999---Madelein Korbel Albright

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Taiwan Tati Cultural
And Educational Foundation
B16F, No.3 Ta-Tun 2St.
Taichung, Taiwan, ROC
January 28, 1999.

Dear Mrs. Madeleine Korbel Albright,

Other countries especially regional powers like the United States and Japan, have not done enough to stop mainland China's expansion, concerning about the recent, mainland Chinese actions in the South China Sea, including the building and strengthening of structures with potential military used on Mischief Reef in the Spratlys. Indicate it intends to take control of the area.

"Since more than 50 percent of the world's commerce passes through this strategic sea lane, the whole world had better wake up to the real hazards of navigation in the South China Sea", a leading Filipino senator said that (Jan. 23, 1999).

According to the reports, the Philippines has been seeking international support to halt what it sees as mainland Chinese expansions in the Spratlys, a string of islands reefs and atolls in the South China Sea claimed in whole or in part by the Philippines, mainland China, Vietnam, Taiwan, Malaysia and Brunei.

In our views; the United States and Japan have shown a most becalmed attitude toward the issues of the Spratly archipelago. Unfortunately, it seems no effective force to move Beijing's feet.

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



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