Jan 9,1999---Jacques Chirac, Tony Blair, Kofi A. Annan

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Taiwan Tati Cultural
And Educational Foundation
B16F, No.3 Ta-Tun 2St.
Taichung, Taiwan, ROC
January 9, 1999.

Dear Mr. President Jacques Chirac,
        Mr. Prime Minister Tony Blair,
        Mr. Kofi A. Annan,

Reports from Taipei, Jan. 7 ---
A majority of residents support the holding of a plebiscite to determine the island's future, but few backed the establishment of a "Republic of Taiwan" by such a vote, according to survey results released on Thursday.

The telephone poll of 1,176 adults, conducted by TVBS cable television channel, found that 53.3 percent of those interviewed endorsed the proposal that a plebiscite be held to determine Taiwan future. However; only 13.8 percent supported the idea of establishing a "Republic of Taiwan" by holding a plebiscite. Meanwhile; 33.1 percent either said they had no opinion about the issue or declined to respond. Survey results also showed that more than 55 percent of the respondents backed the proposals of holding a plebiscite to decide whether unification should take place as well as the future national title and flag.

Observers said the TVBS poll indicates that citizens increasingly welcome a direct vote to settle matters of national importance. Vice President Lien Chan also said recently that now may be good time to mull whether to enact a plebiscite law.

In our view; on the level of democratic Taiwan, Taiwan people have rights to decide their future. Beijing's interruption hurt all free countries. Beijing government needs more teaching by your country, government and people.

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

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