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,
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.