April 14,1999---Madelein Korbel Albright

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Taiwan Tati Cultural
And Educational Foundation
B16F, No.3 Ta-Tun 2St.
Taichung, Taiwan, ROC
April 14, 1999.

Dear Mrs. Madeleine Korbel Albright,

Taipei, April 12 ---
Republic of China Premier Vincent Siew said on Monday that if mainland China continues to pose a military threat to Taiwan, the island will consider taking part in a regional security system. Siew made the remarks during a meeting with a group of Beijing-based German reporters, who came to Taiwan to gain an understanding of Taipei's policy toward the mainland in connection with their coverage of a trip to Beijing by German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder which is scheduled for next month.

Asked about Taiwan's plans regarding the U.S. proposed Theater Missile Defense system, the Premier said that if Taiwan were to participate in the TMD, it would base its decision on the maintenance of regional stability and peace, rather than on the idea of an arm race.

On the other hand; a 91-member relief mission departed Taiwan late last night on a specially-chartered jet laden with U.S.$ 2 million worth of medical supplies tents and blankets to help new diplomatic ally Macedonia handle a massive influx of Albanian refugees from Kosovo.

"These refugees are becoming a huge burden for our ally" mission leader and Foreign Affair Vice Minister David Lee told reporters. "Aid from the U.S. , E.U. and international organizations are not enough. We must be a responsible ally and fulfill our international duties and obligations. "The delegation is 100 percent to be for humanitarian relief," Lee said.

The Taiwan mission plan to build a field hospital in the remote refugee camp at Radusa, on the border with Kosovo. Taiwan earlier donated U.S.$ two million in cash to Macedonia as part of its relief efforts.

The reports said "Albright expressed deep concern about an estimated 700,000 ethnic Albanians the West fears may be trapped in Kosovo, asked NATO staff to consider ways of providing urgent food and medicine. We are very concerned about it ... We're trying to sort out ways to get food and medicine to them," she added.

While NATO steps up its attack, the Serbs drive masses of ethnic Albanian civilians toward an uncertain fate, since March 24, more than 400,000 ethnic Albanians have been driven out of Kosovo. Some observers call it genocide according to the original 1951 United Nations definition it is.

In my view, genocide is the intent and desire to annihilate a people. This is not the ease here. Massive violations of human rights and the murder of political opponents, as horrible as they may be, are elements of genocide-in-the-making, but they do not constitute genocide. Still, they are evil enough to inspire anger and the will to stop them.

NATO's decision to intervene is correct. Washington is right to push for it. Faced with Milosevic's stubborn policy of ethnic cleaning, no self-respecting government or nation could knowingly violate the biblical injunction, "Thou shall not stand idly by."

However; we support you and your decision.

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



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