Dear Mrs. Madeleine Korbel Albright,
Mr. Trent Lott,
Mr. Denny Hastert,
The U.S. should pursue a constructive relationship with China while keeping its promise
to Taiwan. We believe that the stable relationship with China and the stability of the
Taiwan Strait area is within the concerns of Washington, Beijing, and Taipei.
Under protection of United States, Taiwan's future should be solved by China and Taiwan
alone. Beijing must ratify and implement the international covenant on
political and civil rights, which it signed on October 5, 1998. According to the measure,
we insist that Beijing government don't cheat it again.
Clearly, the charges Beijing stole U.S. nuclear secrets and made improper donations to
U.S. political campaigns. NATO's mistaken bombing of Beijing's Embassy in Belgrade and
ensuing protests that severely damaged the U.S. Embassy in Beijing have further frayed
already strained PRC-US relations.
Democratic Representative Tom Lantos said he was "sickened by the
cynical hypocrisy" of Beijing using NATO's strike on Beijing's Belgrade
Embassy to promote anti-U.S. sentiment. The measure denounces mainland Chinese human
rights abuses and expresses sympathy for relatives of the hundreds and possibly thousands
killed when communist Chinese forces swept into Tiananmen Square on June 4, 1989, ending
weeks of prodemocracy protests. Beijing government never apologized to their
people. But this is the right time to turn up the heat, let the human rights
and others infamous issues take a backstage.
We don't believe that the Chinese will alter their long-term objective, which is to engage
in international trade and investment and development, just because of this NATO's tragic
bombing. The people of Taiwan should be protested under a U.S. regional security umbrella
if the island is attacked. It would happen a risk of conflict across the Taiwan Strait, if
no U.S. involvement, the growing economic and military strength of Chinese nationalism
would play a growing role over crisis of Asia's security.