June 9,1999-Bill Clinton, Al Gore, Trent Lott, Denny Hastert, Kofi A. Annan, Tony Blair, Jacques Cjirac, Gerhard Schroder, Massimo D'Alema, Javier Solana

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Taiwan Tati Cultural
And Educational Foundation
B16F, No.3 Ta-Tun 2St.
Taichung, Taiwan, ROC
June 9, 1999.

Dear Mr. President Bill Clinton,
        Mr. Vice President Al Gore,
        Mrs. Madeleine Korbel Albright,
        Mr. Trent Lott,
        Mr. Denny Hastert,
        Mr. Kofi A. Annan,
        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,

On June 7, 1999, Taiwan News reported that Taiwan pledged US$300 million in aid for Kosovo refugees and the reconstruction of war-torn areas in Kosovo. President Lee Teng-hui announced the assistance plan involving a record NT$10 billion at a news conference. The aid will include emergency supplies including food and shelter for Kosovo evacuees as well as short-term occupational training in Taiwan to help refugees speed the reconstruction of war-torn area, according to Lee.

The package also provides for Taiwan's long-term participation in international reconstruction efforts in Kosovo after the NATO bombing stops and a peace settlement is reached. "We are doing our part as a member of the international community. We are expecting displeasure from Beijing," the President said. "But in this case, humanitarian concerns should go beyond political ones, and we hope China will also extend a helping hand to those in need.

Minister of Foreign Affairs Jason Hu emphasized that much of the assistance may have to be administered through non-governmental bodies to downplay any political overtones and avoid antagonizing China.

Whether the Cox report is true or not, Beijing government deterred NATO's decision over Kosovo crisis. Nevertheless, the big country as mainland China always gets along with military development, despite the human rights and humanism. Inside the Cox report, what China got, design information on seven U.S. thermonuclear warheads, including:

A. W-88 ultra compact
B. W-70 neutron bomb
C. Missile-guidance technology
D. Submarine-tracking technology
E. Rocket-guidance and nose cone design improvements
F. High-performance computers (with potential for nuclear weapons applications)

In Taiwan side; if mainland authorities rely on economic development, Cross-Strait relation will benefit. If they lean on nationalism, Taipei-Beijing relations will suffer because of its backward access to information and ideology. Mainland China frequently points a finger at others but seldom reviews its own policies. This is especially true in terms of China's policy toward Taiwan. It put most of the blame on Taiwan, and often misinterprets Taiwan's good intentions.

We emphasized that reunification depends on mainland China's democratization. While improvement of relations in the near future will depend on the mainland's willingness to walk down the path of democracy, because only both side of democracy could rebuild mutual trust.

We hope mainland China enjoy itself as a member of global village to help other countries. Never let the nationalism to deprive democracy and human rights.

On above reasons, Taiwan needs your support in anyway.

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



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