June 28,1999-Trent Lott, Denny Hastert

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Taiwan Tati Cultural
And Educational Foundation
B16F, No.3 Ta-Tun 2St.
Taichung, Taiwan, ROC
June 28, 1999.

Dear Mr. Trent Lott,
   Mr. Denny Hastert,

The Chinese government may have reasons to be concerned. Nearly 10,000 members of the Falum Gong religious sect staged a silent protest on the Zhongnanhai leadership compound in Beijing on April 25, the communists might keep trying to clamp down on religion. But history shows how religious can outlive states. Moreover, in the world of the Internet, repression and mass campaigns are less likely than ever to succeed at controlling people's minds.

The Dalai Lama, a Nobel Peace laureate, has already given up his claim for the independence of Tibet. He believes that the preservation of Tibet's religion and culture should take priority over all other issues. He has become remarkably conciliatory on the Tibetan issue in recent years as he travels the world preaching love and compassion. The remaining differences between the Dalai Lama, and the communist government are too vast to bridge easily, but the time is overdue for the two sides to engage in dialogue on reasonable terms.

Where to find the real justice ? Mainland China's Foreign Ministry on Thursday slammed U.S. opposition to the project as politically motivated and demanded it stop "interfering in mainland China's internal affairs by means of the Tibetan question."

Beijing, June 25 ---
Mainland China's Foreign Ministry on Friday expressed gratitude to World Bank officials who had "upheld justice" by approving a controversial loan to Beijing despite U.S. and other objections. "We express our thanks for those World Bank member countries and World Bank officials who upheld justice and safeguarded the aim of the World Bank and gave their support to the project" a ministry spokeswoman told AFP.

Beijing want to relocate 58,000 mainly Chinese settlers from Qinghai province to a minority Tibetan area. Qinghai is not part of Tibet proper but Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama was born there. Tibetan activists see the project as part of a mainland Chinese government effort to dilute and eventually destroy their heritage.

In our view, we scare of nuke's power. So every country should submit to Beijing's ask. We want business, so every country must yield to Beijing's will over somebody.

Taipei, June 22 --- in his last-even state of the nation address, President Lee Teng-hui reiterated demands that mainland China recognize Taiwan as an equal. Lee's speech to the National Assembly covered familiar ground, reviewing his achievements in democratization and asserting Taiwan's de(facto independent status in the world. Lee described "facing reality" as the first principle for handling Taiwan's foreign relations.

Under this principle, the fact that two separate administrations exist, one on the mainland and one in Taiwan, is recognized. The principle states that both sides should be treated as equal political entities.

For the last, we give our appreciation to you and your justice.

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



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