Dear Mr. Trent Lott,
Mr. Denny Hastert,
" I am ready to talk ... Anywhere, anytime, without preconditions. That's my
middle-way approach, strictly non-violent." "I am not seeking
independence." Tibet's spiritual and political leader in-exile, the 14th Dalai Lama,
has said that informal communication with China over the future of Tibet has come to a
"There were informal channels working, and since the early part of last year they
were working smoothly. But since the last six months things have changed.' He said in an
interview on Friday (Feb. 12, 1999) in Dharamshala, the Himalayan town from where he runs
a Tibetan government-in-exile.
"Now there is no communication even through these informal channels,
and in the meantime, the situation in Tibet is becoming much worse, more tight." He
said. The Dalai Lama, who met U.S. President Bill Clinton briefly last November, had hoped
negotiations with the Chinese might be brokered through pressure from the United States.
On the other side, the Mayor of Beijing has urged vigilance against political enemies
during the upcoming "sensitive period." His comments marked one of China's first
official references to the 10th anniversary of the June 4 Tiananmen Square massacre.
"We must be on close guard to constantly crush infiltration, subversion and splittism
by foreign and domestic enemy forces and we must pay attention to sensitive period duties,
at all times remaining vigilant against hostile elements which make take advantage of
contradictions to create incidents" Mayor Jia Qingling said.
As we have known that communist authorities last year mounted a crackdown on political and
labor activists. Beijing want to control Taiwan anytime, anywhere, anything. China
recently issued a stern warning to the United States not to shelter Taiwan
under a regional antimissile defense system amid fears about a reported
Chinese missile build-up. Taiwan's new ties with Macedonia the possibility of its joining
the U.S. initiated Theater Missile Defense system and reports about China aiming up to 200
missiles at Taiwan has all escalated the Cross-Strait tension.
In our view; even if Wang came to Taiwan, the two sides would not achieve any
breakthrough in mending ties. There is no consensus between the sides.
Beijing wants to hold political talks with
Taiwan, but Taipei doesn't. Because of Taiwan people need safeguard and security for
1995, President Lee Teng-hui's private visit to the United States, Beijing viewed Lee's
trip as an attempt to promote Taiwan independence, a move which Beijing strongly objected
to and which it said would trigger an attack on the island.
We don't trust Beijing's negotiation. Communist China only believes "weapon