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.