June 4,1999-Trent Lott, Denny Hastert

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Taiwan Tati Cultural
And Educational Foundation
B16F, No.3 Ta-Tun 2St.
Taichung, Taiwan, ROC
June 4, 1999.

Dear Mr. Trent Lott,
   Mr. Denny Hastert,

It is a good news. We are hearing that families of people killed when Chinese troops crushed the Tiananmen Square protests a decade ago have asked China to investigate the deaths and prosecute those they hold responsible, including former Premier Li Peng, human rights groups said on Thursday (June 1, 1999).

In an unprecedented legal action, a group of 105 victims' relatives and people wounded in the shooting have submitted a petition and evidence to Chinese courts demanding they conduct a criminal investigation of martial law troops and officials involved in the crackdown, the group said. Human rights groups told a news conference the petition was a test of China's legal system and the process could be long and arduous. If that failed, the Human Rights In China (HRIC) said it would take the matter to an international court as a case of crimes against humanity.

It is bad for that Russia and China railed yesterday (June 2, 1999) against NATO attacks on Yugoslavia and agreed to coordinated diplomatic efforts to counteract U.S. dominance of world affairs.

On our surprise, the Ministry of National Defense in Taiwan yesterday (June 2, 1999) ordered its F-16 fleet grounded for a full inspection after a fighter jet went missing off the Taitung coast Thursday night. All F-16 missions will be halted pending completion of a thorough flight safety inspection, officers at the air force general headquarters said yesterday (June 2, 1999). We don't know the "troublemaker" is "F-16" or "pilot"?

In spite of "Taiwan F-16 problems" that U.S. commercial diplomacy, once used to describe how increased economic engagement with China would strengthen ties in other arenas. Now the White House, and the business community, are arguing the opposite, why national security issues should be divorced from trade. "In the end," said Senator Max Bavcus, Democratic-Montang, who is pushing for permanent trade privileges, "people will come to realize that all the concessions in this trade agreement are on China's side."

Taiwan needs your support, and God be with you forever.

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



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