March 19,1999---Al Gore

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Taiwan Tati Cultural
And Educational Foundation
B16F, No.3 Ta-Tun 2St.
Taichung, Taiwan, ROC
March 19, 1999.

Dear Mr. Vice President Al Gore,

China blasted the United States for contemplating a missile defense system in Asia and said including Taiwan in such a plan would harm chances of a peaceful reunification with the island.

However; China's military threat against Taiwan forces the island to study joining a regional missile defense arrangement, even though the proposal has angered Beijing.

President Lee Teng-hui told a U.S. envoy, "basically, if China didn't consider Taiwan an enemy, dropped its hegemonic attitude and large-scare missile installations along the mainland coast, then there wouldn't be any reason" for a missile defense system. Lee said, according to Central News Agency, "but simply, China is still the major source of volatility in Asia", the agency quoted Lee as telling former U.S. Defense Secretary William Perry.

The reports said that; China expressed "serious concern" yesterday (March 18, 1999) over a U.S. Senate decision to deploy a national missile defense shield, fearing similar technology could be used to forge a defense umbrella in Asia. "Since the end of the cold war, seeking development and peace has been the trend", Foreign Ministry spokesman Sun Yuxi said. "Developing a theater missile defense or national missile-defense runs against the trend and is counterproductive to international arms control and disarmament" Sun said. "I will have a negative impact on the global strategic balance" he added.

Communist China always expressed "serious concern" or "blasted to others" despite "self-repentance" of its "missile's threat". China is sensitive to any talk of efforts to develop a strategic missile shield, fearing the technology could be extended to rival Taiwan and render useless Beijing's ballistic missile program.

Communist China can not put up with second leaders in mainland China. For security ? Beijing government want to control anything. In a review of religious issue, whether Pope John Paul II, or Dalai Lama, are quit by Beijing's autocracy.

However; we hope that a democratic and free China would come true as soon as possible.

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



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