May 27,1999---Al Gore, Javier Solana

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Taiwan Tati Cultural
And Educational Foundation
B16F, No.3 Ta-Tun 2St.
Taichung, Taiwan, ROC
May 27, 1999.

Dear Mr. Vice President Al Gore,
        Mr. Secretary-General Javier Solana,

In 1900, the entire diplomatic neighborhood in Beijing was held under siege for months by antiforeign insurgents known as the Boxers.

In 1927, Chinese troops forced their way into the Soviet Russian legation in Beijing, rounded up Chinese communists who had taken shelter there and killed them.

In 1967, during the most fervent anti-foreign phase of the Maoist Cultural Revolution, the British Embassy was gutted and burned anti-Christian Boxer in 1900, anti-communist warlords in 1927 and Radical Red Guards in 1967. The roots of these attack lie in the broader history of anti-foreign protest in China, which is as diverse as the history anti-Asia feeling in the United States.

Catholic missionaries an their converts suffered arrest or martyrdom in the 1620s, the 1660s and the 1700s before their religion was formally banned by the emperors. On the Chinese side, they often sprang from exasperation with foreign arrogance.

Beijing, May 24 ---
ROC President Lee Teng-hui harbors and "anti-Chinese mentality" that is driving a quest to break apart China, an official newspaper said. Titled "Lee's Daydream," the unsigned commentary accused Lee of seeking permanent independence for Taiwan and siding with Tokyo and the United States to contain communist China's growing influence in the region. Lee wants to "dismember China entirely", the commentary said.

A visit by Lee to the U.S. in June 1995 led Beijing to freeze talks between the sides and stage war games culminating in missile launches during Taiwan's March 1996 presidential elections.

In our views; Beijing revealed not only anti-foreign, but also anti-democratic Taiwan. We called it anti-Taiwanese. United States' official said that Beijing stole the technology in 1980 and has since adapted and improved it for its own military systems.

Other assertions in the report:
A. Mainland China obtained U.S. research and development work on electromagnetic weapons technology as a result of espionage. The technology ultimately could be used for space-based weapons to attack satellites and missiles, the report claims, although U.S. researchers have never produced a usable weapon from the so-called "rail gun" technology.
B. Beijing stole classified U.S. search in 1997 on sensitive detection techniques that, if successfully concluded could be used to threaten U.S. submarines. A Chinese-American scientist at Lawrence Livermore national laboratory in California has admitted providing submarine surveillance information to mainland China that year. The scientist Peter Lee, was not charged with delivering the material but pledged guilty to other charges related to passing classified information.
C. Hughes Electronics Corp. and Loral Space and Electronics illegally transmitted information that helped mainland China improve its military rockets and operations, including the design and reliability of its ballistic missiles and nose cones. Both companies have denied wrong doing and neither has been charged.
D. Communist China has attempted to obtain sophisticated U.S. machine tools and jet engine technologies through fraud, in 1994 and 1995, it attempted to an export of machine tools by McDonnell Douglas to military uses.
E. High-performance computers legally purchased from U.S. companies have been secretary used by communist Chinese military institutes and organizations involved in research and development of nuclear weapons, missiles, satellites, spacecraft, submarines, aircraft, military systems, command and control systems, communications and microwave and laser sensors.

Beijing government denied all the charges from U.S. congressional report, and said "the intention of this report is to spread China threat theory and to whip on anti-China sentiments and to deflect people's attention from the Belgrade Embassy bombing" Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhu Bangzao told a new conference (May 25, 1999).

Taiwan people worried about the threat of Chinese communist military action that Taiwan's military will hold month-long exercises to test reorganized units with the first starting close to the Chinese mainland Thursday, the Defense Ministry said (May 27, 1999). "The goal is to explore the feasibility of the existing military policies and evaluate the combat strength of the forces" Ministry spokesman Kun Fan-ding said.

On above reason; Taiwan needs your help.

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



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