Dear Mrs. Madeleine Korbel Albright,
Mr. Trent Lott,
Mr. Denny Hastert,
China Defense Minister Chi Haotian said China's sovereignty would be protected,
according to the Xinhua State News Agency. "The Chinese People's
Liberation Army is ready at any time to safeguard the territorial integrity of China and
smash any attempts to separate the country," he said. "Taiwan is a
province of China, and China's sovereignty and territorial integrity allow no
separation," Chi said, according to the report.
"What will we do if mainland China attacks ?" That
was the question with which President Lee Teng-hui was bombarded as he left the
Kuomintang's Central Standing Committee meeting yesterday, according to the Independence
Evening Post. Lee did not answer, but KMT secretary-general John Chang said that Lee has
instructed him to tell reporters; "All we need is confidence".
Taiwan's souring relations with China showed no signs of improvement, although the U.S.
has criticized and urged both sides to hold "meaningful substantive
talks. Rather than seek a remedy," Su Chi, chairman of the Mainland
Affairs Council, Taiwan official agency crafting China policy, reasserted yesterday (July
14, 1999) that China's one-China policy has "obstructed and sabotaged
Cross-Strait exchanges" for the past nine years. "We
can regain equality in our relations with China through the redefinition," Su said.
After state-to-state relationship, Beijing's reaction as follows:
--- It is very dangerous to use the interests, happiness and future of Taiwan
compatriots as a stake to engage in political adventures.
--- We sternly warn Lee Teng-hui and the Taiwan authorities not to
underestimate the Chinese government's firm determination to uphold the
nation's sovereignty, dignity and territorial integrity.
--- Lee Teng-hui and the Taiwan authorities must recognize the situation, rein in
at the brink of the precipice and immediately halt all activities aimed at
splitting the motherland.
--- This will bring monumental disaster to the people of Taiwan.
Reports form Hong Kong (July 14, 1999) that China is considering conducting more war
games around the Taiwan area to show its displeasure over Taiwan's official declaration
this week that Cross-Strait ties will be characterized as a "special state-to-state
relationship." The spokesman refuse to say if Taiwan is preparing for a possible
repeat of the 1996 Cross-Strait crisis, triggered by President Lee Teng-hui's address to
Cornell University, his alma mater in the United States.
Meanwhile the government appears to be trying to legitimize its latest move by saying a
poll commissioned by the KMT shows the people support the controversial abandonment of the
"one China" policy. Over 60 percent of local people interviewed said
they backed Lee's redefinition of ROC-PRC relations, rather than the murky
old standby of "political entities". However, only 20 percent of
respondents thought the ROC should change its name to the Republic of Taiwan,
according to the state-run Central News Agency.
In our views; most of Taiwan people was losing the patience in response to military
tension and threat from mainland China. In Taiwan; nobody can accept democratic Taiwan is
not a "real country" which Beijing regards as a renegade province. We always
maintain our stance of peaceful unification under a democratic China and that has not
Anyway Taiwan needs your support.