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Mr. Trent Lott,
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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
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
"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
All I have said is our members' wills.