Dear Mr. Trent Lott,
Mr. Denny Hastert,
"If we expect a mature (Chinese) people, we ought not to forget
bitterness (of history, especially what those who were killed had to suffer,"
said Wang. Exiled mainland Chinese dissident Wang Dang inaugurated a website yesterday
(March 31, 1999) in Taipei to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the 1989 democracy
protests in Beijing's Tiananmen Square and demanded mainland China reevaluate the
incident. He also called for the mainland government to reveal who was responsible for the
crackdown, and conduct political reforms on the mainland.
Foreign Minister Jason Hu yesterday (March 31, 1999) said former U.S. President Jimmy
Carter's claim that the 1979 switch of U.S. diplomatic recognition to Beijing was
beneficial to Taiwan's development was "absurd logic".
Carter's assertion that the diplomatic break contributed to Taiwan's subsequent economic
success and democratic development drew particularly harsh words from lawmaker Wang
Hsueh-feng, of the Democratic Progressive Party.
Hu agreed that the claim was "totally unacceptable" arguing that Taiwan's
achievements were "the fruits of our own hard work in the face of great
adversity". Hu also refuted Carter's argument that the recognition of
Beijing brought about regional security. Today; Taiwan is an economic power-house with a
widely respected democratic political system and close ties to the United States, but
remains politically isolated by arch-rival China. China refuses to recognize any ally of
Taiwan, and now just 28 states recognize Taiwan --- most poor countries in Latin America,
the Caribbean and Africa that lack much international influence but get payoffs from the
Taiwanese for their support.
The reports from Beijing, we can see the result of "Carter's Sequence." An
official China newspaper yesterday slammed U.S. allegations that China stole American
nuclear technology as a "fit of hysteria" and a "groundless
accusation." The accusations were attempts by anti-China force to
"whip up Sinophobia in the United States" said the signed editorial in the China
daily. There has been a firestorm of controversy in the United States over allegations
that China stole secrets from the U.S. national nuclear research laboratory in Los Alamos,
New Mexico and used them to miniaturize its warheads.
From Tiananmen Square to Taipei, that communist China gained clear advantage of
"economy" and "weapon's power". On the other hand, Taipei strive to
its way achieved a democratic country.
On above reasons, Taiwan needs your more closely support.