May 22,1999---Bill Clinton, Al Gore, Madeleine Korbel Albright, Trent Lott, Denny Hastert, Dana Rohrabacher, Kofi A. Annan, Mary Robinson, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Tony Blair, Jaques Chraic, Gerhard Schroder, Massimo D'Alema, Javier Solana, Nelson Mandela, Keizo Obuchi, John Howard, John Herron, Martin Ferguson, Habibie, Kim Dae Jung, Washington Post Editor

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Taiwan Tati Cultural
And Educational Foundation
B16F, No.3 Ta-Tun 2St.
Taichung, Taiwan, ROC
May 22, 1999.

Dear Mr. President Bill Clinton,
        Mr. Vice President Al Gore,
        Mrs. Madeleine Korbel Albright,
        Mr. Trent Lott,
        Mr. Denny Hastert,
        Mr. Representative Dana Rohrabacher,
        Mr. Kofi A. Annan,
        Mrs. Mary Robinson,
        Mrs. Hillary Rodham Clinton,
        Mr. Prime Minister Tony Blair,
        Mr. President Jacques Chirac,
        Mr. Chancellor Gerhard Schr(der,
        Mr. Prime Minister Massimo D'Alema,
        Mr. Secretary-General Javier Solana,
        Mr. President Nelson Mandela,
        Mr. Prime Minister Keizo Obuchi,
        Mr. Prime Minister John Howard,
        Mr. Senator John Herron,
        Mr. Martin Ferguson,
        Mr. President Habibie,
        Mr. Kim Dae Jung,
        Mr. Washington Post Editor,

The Philippines on Friday (May 21, 1999) rejected mainland China's call for bilateral talks to settle ownership disputes over islands in the South China Sea and accused Beijing of using force to a assert its claim over the area.

In a stepped-up verbal war over the Spratly islands, Manila branded Beijing's statement that it had historical and legal rights over the area as "hegemonistic". "China never had sovereignty nor jurisdiction over the islands in the South China Sea," presidential spokesman Jerry Barican said in a statement. "The PRC, which was established in 1949, only came into the picture when it forcibly occupied the parcels group in 1974 and intruded into the Spratlys beginning in 1988." Barican said.

Beijing insists nearly all South China Sea islands have belonged to China since the Han Dynasty (206B.C. to 220A.D.) ..... Many people on the mainland simply could not accept NATO's devastation of their Belgrade Embassy or the official explanation of the accident.

In 1996, when American ships were dispatched to the Taiwan Strait after mainland China fired blank test missiles near Taiwan's waters to try to influence the result of its elections. Chinese mainlanders regard relations with Taiwan as a kind of family affair that the West should stay well clear of exclaimed an incredulous Hong Kong civil leader upon hearing this news: "They're nominating the admiral that sent the carriers to Taiwan Strait ? That'll be hard to explain to Beijing."

In Taiwan-side, we waited Beijing's apologize, but in vain.

The World Health Organization this week rejected Taiwan's bid to gain an observe seat in the world body under pressure from Beijing. Beijing win the big deal of "supporters". It is unfortunate that Taiwan is barred from the international organization which aims to promote health and prevent disease throughout the world. The WHO is more of a humanitarian organization than a political body. For three consecutive years, mainland China has successfully thwarted Taiwan 's WHO bid on political grounds.

On the other hand, Beijing government don't like Taiwan people's health because of political issues. The justice of United Nations is only hallucination.

Taiwan, which has been isolated internationally since 1971 when Beijing was awarded Taiwan's seat in the United Nations, is fighting vigorously to break out of its exile by seeking membership in international organizations, including the WHO and WTO. In both cases, Beijing has been a major stumbling block, despite the U.S. Congress is in favor of Taiwan's rejoining the organization.

It is unrealistic that the simple issue has been politicized and distorted by communist China. It is not difficult for Beijing to use its influence to block Taiwan's international space. Beijing want Taiwan to investment in their business, but can't share medical information and services to make the world a safer and healthier place in which to live.

Mainland leader Jiang Zemin said in 1995 that "Chinese don't fight Chinese" and "under the principle of one China", Taiwan can develop non-governmental economic and cultural ties with other countries. In fact, Taiwan is a member of the Asian Development Bank, the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum, and the international Olympic committee, why not the WHO ? The reason is very clear Beijing don't like United States to handle the "Taiwan issue". Any kind of detailed problems must be decided by communist China. Only Beijing does it, and always makes it. Nationalism always won moralism.

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



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