July 16,1999---Bill Clinton, Al Gore, Trent Lott, Denny Hastert

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Taiwan Tati Cultural
And Educational Foundation
B16F, No.3 Ta-Tun 2St.
Taichung, Taiwan, ROC
July 16, 1999.

Dear Mr. President Clinton,
   Mr. Vice President Al Gore,
   Mr. Trent Lott,
   Mr. Denny Hastert,

Don't let Beijing's anger become a massacre in which our world always give the most tolerance for communist China because of fearing its weapon's policy.

On Wednesday (July 14, 1999) Beijing warned that it was ready to take immediate military action against Taiwan if the island challenges its bottom line of maintaining the sovereign and territory integrity.

China announced yesterday (July 15, 1999) that it has successfully developed the design technology to make neutron weapons on its own, the first time it has made these assertions publicity. China has always reserved the right to use military force to achieve its cherished goal of reunification with Taiwan, if peaceful methods and negotiations fail, and it reiterated that position again yesterday (July 15, 1999) after President Lee Teng-hui used the term "state-to-state" a week ago in reference to Cross-Strait relations ... then a serious warning is coming from Beijing.

It is easy for some Chinese leaders to believe that Lee's moves are actually directed by Washington, especially with the role the United States has played protecting Taiwan over the years."

In our view, any kind of Taiwan issues will be misled to United States' evil plots by Beijing government.

"I think Lee Teng-hui has badly misjudged the international situation," said Su Ge, a professor at Beijing's Foreign Affair College, "What he has done could threaten stability in the region, and could even threaten peace." Many Chinese scholars and politicians have taken a more strident anti-American view since NATO went to war over Kosovo, and not just because of the accidental bombing of Chinese Embassy in Belgrade in May.

"On this equal basis, we could have in depth discussions with China on highly political issues", Premier Vincent Siew said. Siew emphasized that Taiwan's mainland policy will not change. The island's fundamental shift yesterday (July 15, 199) to accept political talks during the Koo-Wang meeting, an idea seen as a taboo in the past, reflected a gesture to placate China, analysts said.

Angry Beijing leaders, in addition to intensifying verbal attacks on the President for "trying to split Taiwan from China," seem to be using the threat of force to compel Lee to retract his statement. There is no way for the President to withdraw his remark, Lee was merely stating a half-century-old political fact when he described the relationship between Taiwan (the ROC) and the Chinese mainland (the PRC) as "special state-to-state relations." President Lee made clear that Taipei's basic mainland policy is unchanged, and that Taipei still sticks to its goal of pursuing eventual reunification with the mainland.

In Taiwan; between 60 and 70 percent of local citizens, as shown in opinion polls conducted in the last few days supported Lee's description that the ROC and the PRC are two separate countries. "My feeling is that the usual military threat is the only means to pressure Taiwan from heading towards separatism," Cabestan told AFP. Jean-Pierre Cabestan, director at the center for studies of contemporary China, said he believed Beijing would be very reluctant to launch any kind of military attack on Taiwan in the near future.

In our views, it is important for Wang to go through with his Taiwan visit, as it will provide a good opportunity for the two sides, and let the political dialogue going to work, over equal position.

Taiwan needs your help.

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



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