Dear Mr. Trent Lott,
Mr. Denny Hastert,
Mr. Kofi A. Annan,
Vancouver, British Columbia, April 21 ---
Mainland Chinese Premier Zhu Rongji warned Taiwan, independence supporters that
Beijing has never ruled out force in regaining the island.
Many in Taiwan seek reunification with mainland China under a democratic government,
but support for independence has grown, especially among younger generations who've grown
up on the island.
It is not a good deal that Beijing thumbed its nose at Washington yesterday
(April 24, 1999) after the U.N. Commission on Human Rights shelved a U.S. resolution
criticizing China's human rights record. "The United States is isolated
in this anti-China farce" Foreign Ministry spokesman Sun Yuxi told reporters,
"It's natural for the anti-China resolution to end in failure."
Beijing won enough support for a "no action motion"
in the 53-member U.N. body in Geneva on Friday to quash all debates on the U.S. resolution
critical China. The vote on the motion was 22 to 17 with 14 abstentions. " The result
again demonstrated that to interfere in other countries internal affairs and pursue
hegemonism and power politics under the pretext of human rights could not win popular
support." Sun said.
In our views, those who abused human rights are always keeping more and
more powerful in their seats whether domestic political needs or partisan struggle.
However, the world's highest human rights body has failed to uphold its
We want to ask who pursue hegemonism and power politics?