Jan 4,1999---Madelein Korbel Albright, Trent Lott, Newt Gingrich

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Taiwan Tati Cultural
And Educational Foundation
B16F, No.3 Ta-Tun 2St.
Taichung, Taiwan, ROC.
January 4, 1999.

Dear Mrs. Madeleine Korbel Albright,
        Mr. Trent Lott,
        Newt Gingrich,

Maybe a good idea ...

Beijing, Jan.1 ---
Mainland Chinese President Jiang Zemin said on Friday reunification with Taiwan was attainable and difference between Beijing and Taipei could be solve "in a fair and reasonable manner through talks and negotiations" Xinhua said. Jiang told a new year reception he "firmly believes the reunification of the motherland could be achieved with the concerted efforts of all the Chinese people including the compatriots from Taiwan" the official Xinhua News Agency reported.

"There still exist political differences between us and the Taiwan authorities, but they can be reasonably and properly resolved through dialogue and negotiations" he said.

Jiang called for both sides to work towards an expansion of exchanges across the Taiwan Strait to promote the reunification process and to formally end the state of hostility under the "one China" principle. He said he hoped Taiwan "will cater to the aspiration of the people, eye the circumstances in a practical way, and have dialogue and negotiations with the mainland in an effort to realize the early establishment of direct links of postal air and shipping services and trade between the two sides".

In his new year speech Thursday, Jiang called for the opening of negotiations with Taiwan in the new year, saying the communist Chinese government was "determined to settle the Taiwan issue" "We sincerely hope that the Taiwanese authorities will squarely face reality and resume dialogue and negotiations with the mainland in order to --- formally end hostility between the two sides" he said.

In our view; to face reality is how to respect human rights under communist China's democracy.

Hong Kong, Jan. 1 ---
More than 300 protesters marched through Hong Kong streets on new year's day calling for more democracy in mainland China. The rally was the first of a series of activities planned by pro-democracy activists in this former British colony to make the 10th anniversary of Beijing's

Tiananmen Square massacre. The demonstrations chanting "freedom and democracy will prevail".

In our view; that if Beijing forces Taipei to have "zero diplomatic allies", it will mean "zero chance" for national reunification. We hope there should be no preconditions for a new round of high-level talks between Taipei and Beijing and urged mainland China not to create obstacles.

Beijing, Jan. 2 ---
The founders of a new mainland Chinese party announced Saturday via electronic-mail they would seek to formally register the China Labor Party, despite Beijing's tough approach to clamp down on dissent.

However; we hope the "register" will come true sooner.

"We are the generation after 1989 who are dissatisfied with the social situation, the corruption and low efficiency of the Chinese government, and lack of rule of law" Li Yongming said. Li, the founder of the China Labor Party, said in an e-mail forwarded to AFP here that a group of young people behind the party wanted to apply to the Beijing civil affairs bureau for approval on April 19.

All I have said is our members' wills.

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

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