June 24,1999-Trent Lott, Denny Hastert, Javier Solana

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Taiwan Tati Cultural
And Educational Foundation
B16F, No.3 Ta-Tun 2St.
Taichung, Taiwan, ROC
June 24, 1999.

Dear Mr. Trent Lott,
   Mr. Denny Hastert,
   Mr. Secretary-General Javier Solana,

The first forensic team from the United Nations War Crimes Tribunal will enter Kosovo to try to reach massacre site before returning refugees damage vital evidence. It was difficult to imagine that our fellow human beings could be guilty of machine-gunning children, systematic rape of young women and girls, digging mass graves and burning bodies to try and conceal the evidence of murder.

On contrastive side, what if America and its allies were to intervene on behalf of Tibetans under Beijing rule ? Actually, the U.S. already tried, in a program long cloaked in secrecy. "In your next reincarnation, be the Prime Minister of a country where we can do more to help you." A senior CIA official told a Tibetan official, that poignant line sums up the ineffectiveness of the operation.

The reports said that President Boris Yeltsin insisted yesterday (June 17, 1999) that Russian peacekeeping troops in Kosovo control their own sector in the province. --- Russia is determined to retain an independent role in Kosovo to buttress its efforts to be treated as a major international power.

A U.S. envoy failed to persuade Chinese officials that NATO bombed China's Embassy in Yugoslavia by mistake, ending his crucial mission to Beijing yesterday (June 17, 1999) with relating still in disrepair. --- "The Chinese government and people cannot accept the conclusion that the bombing was a mistake," state media said Foreign Minister Tang Jiaxuan told Pickering. "The U.S. side must make a satisfactory explanation." --- Beijing is determined to become a big brother in Asia after bombs.

Beijing, after all, depends more on the United States, than the other way around in its national development. Mainland China needs U.S. capital and technology. Its huge trade surplus of US$1 billion per week in the regime's economic lifeline. It can't afford, and should not adopt, a hostile attitude toward the United States.

"The development of Sino-U.S. ties must be based on the basic norms for international relations --- especially the principles of mutual respect for sovereignty and territorial integrity and non-interference in each other's internal affairs." Mainland China said (June 18, 1999).

It still values ties with the United States despite rejecting an official U.S. explanation that the bombing of Beijing's Embassy in Belgrade was a mistake based on intelligence blunders.

In Taiwan side, Taipei-Beijing ties must be based on mutual respect for sovereignty and territorial integrity and non-interference in each others internal affairs.

Media reports last week said Pyongyang was preparing to test a new Taepodong-2, long-range missile believed capable of reaching Alaska. North Korea stunned the region last year when it fired a three-stage rocket, part of which passed over northern Japan and landed off its pacific ocean coast.

The effect are followed as
A. nuke weapon's speaking.
B. play its last diplomatic card by placing nuclear warheads on its missiles so it
can secure more concession from the United States.
C. make more money from exporting missile technology and sold missiles to other countries

However, it is our concern about the world's stability, that Moscow's about-face seemed to reflect an increased determination to step up military cooperation with mainland China spurred on by the just concluded U.S.-led NATO bombing of Yugoslavia.

Both Russia and mainland China were strongly opposed to the military campaign and by enhancing bilateral cooperation. Moscow and Beijing apparently want to provide a counterbalance to the western powers, especially the United States. Russia's reported sales of the advanced Su-30 warplanes to mainland China would greatly boost the strike capability of the communist air force, threatening to tip the balance of power in the Taiwan Strait. Thus, Taipei needs to closely watch the developments of the Su-30 deal.

In Taiwan side, for the people of Taiwan, policy measures or statements from the PRC may add to the Taiwanese feeling of being an oppressed people. This should, by all means, be avoided unnecessary. Suppression of Taiwan's membership in international organizations and other symbols of Taiwan's sovereignty should be re-examined by Beijing.

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



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