Jan 28,1999---Trent Lott, Denny Hastert

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

Dear Mr. Trent Lott,
        Mr. Denny Hastert,

In spite of missiles threat to Asia from mainland China, an official Chinese newspaper yesterday (Jan. 27, 1999) warned of an unprecedented setback in relations with the United States if Taiwan is included under an Asia-pacific missile defense umbrella.

"Should the United States bring Taiwan into its proposed anti-missile scheme? Sino-U.S. relations would suffer a setback unprecedented since the normalization of bilateral ties." the China Daily reported, quoting international affairs analysts in Beijing. The proposed Theater Missiles Defense system (TMD) is and "extension of efforts to contain China military" said Jian Taojie, a researcher with the center for peace and development studies.

"By bringing Taiwan in, the U.S. would forge a de(facto military alliance with Taiwan." said Ouyang Liping, an expert on global arms control with the China institute of contemporary international relations.

Sa Benwang, a senior analyst on Sino-U.S. relation with the China Institute for International Strategic Studies, said the TMD system would add fuel to separatist attempts for Taiwan independence. He said that it will also "encourage Japan's ambitions for military expansion".

The newspaper warned against transferring any anti-missile technology to Taiwan or including the island in the U.S. anti-missiles systems, saying it would be "absolutely unacceptable".

On the other hand; we are threatened by mainland China that would be "absolutely unacceptable". Beijing warned other countries with its powerful weapon and ambitious expansion of its benefit. Beijing authorities blasted the U.S. decision to boost spending on anti-missile systems, calling it a "dangerous more" and "unwise".

On contrary; what's communist China doing in Asia is "security" or "stability" to Asia's countries? Communist China needs your concern.

Democratic Taiwan is a "peace-maker". We need your help urgently.

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



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