May 10,1999---Bill Clinton, Al Gore, Madelein Korbel Albright, Trent Lott, Denny Hastert

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Taiwan Tati Cultural
And Educational Foundation
B16F, No.3 Ta-Tun 2St.
Taichung, Taiwan, ROC
May 10, 1999.

Dear Mr. President Clinton,
        Mr. Vice President Al Gore,
        Mrs. Madeleine Korbel Albright,
        Mr. Trent Lott,
        Mr. Denny Hastert,

"Down with U.S. Imperialism" "Pay blood Debts in Blood", and "Down with U.S. Running Dogs" "U.S.A Go to Hell" "Clinton a Hitler" "China should send troops to help the people of Yugoslavia" Mainland Chinese students shout anti-American slogans outside the U.S. Embassy in Beijing Saturday (May 8, 1999), smashing windows and lamps in what appeared to be an officially sanctioned out pouring of fury at NATO's bombing of the mainland Chinese Embassy in Belgrade.

In our views; students' fury was misleading to a controlled and deviated impression of "Yugoslavia's genocide". NATO missile strike on communist China's Embassy in Belgrade, could give a "exact empty" for feeding Chinese uprose democratic pressure.

Communist China, itself subject to the international sanctions after the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre, opposes in principle all intervention in the international affairs of a sovereign state. It also rejects western criticism of its human rights record and its record in Tibet. Beijing also depicts itself, since the break up of the Soviet Union, as one of the only powers capable of resisting the "hegemony" of the U.S. fearful of encirclement, it oppose both the enlargement of NATO and military cooperation between the U.S. and Japan.

At the end of April mainland China denounced the U.S. decision to sell two sophisticated long-range defense radar systems to Taiwan. It has also protested at a U.S. proposal to include Japan and South Korea in a Theater Missile Defense (TMD) system. It fears the eventual inclusion of Taiwan in TMD. Which it says would constitute "an attack on Chinese sovereignty and integrity and at the same time an interference in China's internal affairs". Washington for its part criticized Beijing's huge trade surplus with it and suspects Beijing of having stolen nuclear secrets.

If U.S. have revealed the "anti-Chinese climate", the NATO's missile attack on the People's Republic of China's Embassy in Belgrade come at the worst possible time as far as relations between mainland China and the west.

We have seen that a lot of Chinese people shout anti-American slogans outside the U.S. Embassy, thousands of angry students, chanting and waving banners, rallied outside the embassy to protest against NATO's bombing crisis.

It is hard to say, the demonstration could be tolerated at Tiananmen Square in this year. On the other hand, shocked by throngs of meditating protesters on their front door, Chinese leaders are preparing a methodical campaign to discredit and rein in the martial arts sect they now see as a threat to communist party power.

It is wrong for Beijing to say the demonstration was "completely wrong". In fact, there is nothing with Falun Gong followers protesting and airing their gripes in a peaceful and orderly way --- Beijing has shown remarkable restraint in handing last Sunday's (April 25, 1999) demonstration by 10,000 members of a quasi-religious sect who staged a sit-in at Zhongnanhai, the communist leadership compound in Beijing.

Democracy is still a distant dream for mainland people. There are political prisoners languishing in jails. There are many exiled dissidents abroad who are barred from returning to their homeland. Beijing is still sticking with the dogma of "four cardinal principles" under which the leadership of the Chinese communist party reigns supreme. Beijing's speaking are forceful Taipei to except China's stance that under the "one China principle" feelings of enmity could be resolved and both sides could enter more broad discussion on Taiwan's international space and opening up the so-called "three links" --- trade, communications and transportation.

In our views, Beijing can say, want to say, can do it want to do, but democratic Taiwan can't. Relative between Taipei and Beijing have entered a new era of dynamic and unpredictable change, despite the wishes of many people here to maintain the "status quo". Taipei and Beijing must encourage Cross-Strait trade and investment, tourism, cultural and scientific exchanges. But, unfortunately, United States had stolen too much from trade, investment, tourism, cultural and scientific exchange, by way of Beijing's communication. In which Taiwan had the same results.

Let us concern about the Kosovo, no matter whether it ends in a shining victory or a shabby compromise with Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic, NATO will need many more troops in Kosovo, and they will have to get there soon. The question is where do more soldiers, and where to get them. How to start escorting about 800,000 Kosovo Albanians back to their villages from Albania and Macedonia before winter that need serious concern. "To gain the territory may be relatively easy, to maintain it securely is another" a NATO military source said. NATO's condition needs progressively support.

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



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