Jan 11,1999---Trent Lott, Denny Hastert

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Taiwan Tati Cultural
And Educational Foundation
B16F, No.3 Ta-Tun 2St.
Taichung, Taiwan, ROC.
January 11, 1999.

Dear Mr. Trent Lott,
        Mr. Denny Hastert,

The reports from Newsweek (Jan. 11, 1999) the burden of history poses a special problem for China's rulers. This year brings some round-number anniversaries that may stir unrest the Tiananmen massacre (10 years), the Tibetan uprising (40 years) and the establishment of the People's Republic (50 years).

Already, Jiang is feeling pressure from party hard-liners, led by Li Peng, the former Prime Minister who now chairs the National People's Congress. Li, who played a major role in the Tiananmen crackdown, recently told a German newspaper that this rise of a political opposition would invite "chaos" comparable to that of the cultural revolution. The advocates of democracy argue that Li has it backward.

Was Beijing overreacting to the challenge from political activists?

On the other hand; the "one country, two systems" is not working for Taiwan, because the "one country" not means to mainland China. Beijing must face the problems of democratic tendency over whole Chinese people. One country is a democratic country, under one system of democratic way.

It is of no use for an old Chinese saying --- "killing the chicken to scare the monkey" --- may explain the crackdown on dissidents. Economic problems have made the regime particularly fearful of unrest.

An estimated 1.7 million Cambodians died of execution ill-treatment, starvation, or disease during the 1975-1979 Khmer Rouge revolution, but none of its leaders has ever been brought to trial.

We surprised Prime Minister Hun Sen had allowed them to return to the sanctuary of an area run by former comrades.

Out of reason; the Beijing supported Hun Sen's decision. It is a weakness of voice from the top U.N. human rights official for Cambodia held out hope on Saturday (Jan. 9, 1999) that Khmer Rouge leaders could be brought to account for crimes against humanity.

On Dec. 30, a special House panel unanimously adopted a 700-page report concluding that the sharing of satellite missile, and military expertise had harmed U.S. national security. PRC, ambassador Li Zhaoxing lashed out at what he called "a few people here who --- I don't know why --- don't want to see the steady development" of Sino-American relations. "They are trying to find a new enemy". "They are making up fallacies about a China threat. China has never threatened anyone" he said in a speech at the national press club.

Beijing never said repentance for its mistakes; those who criticized Beijing's wrong, are belonging to the groups of "new enemy" only. That's very clearly; democratic China is the only way for world's peace.

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

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