Feb 20,1999---Trent Lott, Denny Hastert

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Taiwan Tati Cultural
And Educational Foundation
B16F, No.3 Ta-Tun 2St.
Taichung, Taiwan, ROC
February 20, 1999.

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 complete halt.

"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 survival.

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 speaking".

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



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