Jan 12,1999---Trent Lott, Denny Hastert, Kofi A. Annan

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Taiwan Tati Cultural
And Educational Foundation
B16F, No.3 Ta-Tun 2St.
Taichung, Taiwan, ROC
January 12, 1999.

Dear Mr. Trent Lott,
        Mr. Denny Hastert,
        Mr. Kofi A. Annan,

The people of a democratic society are free to express their opinions, and their leaders must listen carefully to what they say, or they run the risk of being eliminated in popular elections. Beijing frequently criticized ROC President Lee as a "separatist" and accuse him of being the architect of Taiwan's "reaching out" but Washington approve of Lee's contribution to local democratization Bellocchi said.

Natale Bellocchi, former chairman and managing director of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT), said neither Washington nor Beijing should expect future Taiwan leaders to abandon such a pursuit since it is not a result of President Lee's personal aims.

Given that Taiwan's keen pursuit of an increased presence in the international community is a consequence of its democratization. Both Washington and Beijing should be reminded not to think that Taiwan's future leader will be more their type, Bellocchi pointed out.

Hong Kong, Jan. 10 ---
The Dalai Lama says his attempts to discuss Tibetan autonomy with mainland Chinese officials have been stymied by Beijing's increasingly hard-line attitude. He said he is willing to talk to Beijing government anywhere, anytime, without preconditions.

Why the Beijing doesn't want to talk with "Dalai Lama" ? The answer is very simple, because of Tibet has ruled by Beijing government. Dalai Lama fled to India in 1959 after an abortive revolt, for Tibet from his exile headquarters in the northern India city of Dharmsala. Dalai Lama, spirit leader of Tibetans, no weapons, no any military power in our world.

There are few chances to change the position of Dalai Lama. We hope the "justice" can be worked by democratic country for supporting human rights. Democratic China is our wishes.

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

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