July 26,1999---Al Gore, Madelein Korbel Albright, Trent Lott, Denny Hastert, Kofi A. Annan, Time Letters Editor, Newsweek Letters Editor, Washington Post Editor

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Taiwan Tati Cultural
And Educational Foundation
B16F, No.3 Ta-Tun 2St.
Taichung, Taiwan, ROC
July 26, 1999.

Dear Mr. Vice President Al Gore,
   Mrs. Madeleine Korbel Albright,
   Mr. Trent Lott,
   Mr. Denny Hastert,
   Mr. Kofi A. Annan,
   Mr. Time Letters Editor,
   Mr. Newsweek Letters Editor,
   Mr. Washington Post Editor,

In Taiwan side, the three-Nos policy clearly favor China's nationalists. It damages the role of the U.S. U.S. as facilitator and pushes Taiwan into a corner. It may help improve the Sino-U.S. relationship in the short run, but moving further from reality does not serve American interests in the long run as it would set the stage for further potential conflicts in the Asia-Pacific region. Maintaining the three-Nos policy would only exacerbate Cross-Strait tension and lead to more unexpected crises.

However, if Clinton's statement urging Taiwan to give support for his China policy meant a request for this island to accept Beijing's "one China" position as has the U.S., it will definitely not be acceptable to Taiwan. For if Taiwan is to do so, it will mean that this island will have to give up its ROC sovereignty, and identify with the communist PRC. Moreover, such a sovereignty change will put Taiwan's democratic system and free lifestyle in jeopardy. This will never be accepted by Taiwan's 21 million people.

Press reports also said that the Clinton administration has postponed a Defense Department survey mission to Taiwan and put off plans to announce the sale to this island of E-2 series surveillance aircraft as a means of pressuring Taipei to make concession on its current quarrel with Beijing. It will reveal serious security consequences if Washington was truly trying to cut its military assistance to Taiwan. A weakly defended Taiwan is bound to encourage communist Chinese invasion, a development which will be detrimental to regional stability.

From communist China's history, the power balance in Taiwan Strait was allowed to shift to mainland China's favor. It could hurt the U.S. itself. Beijing's nationalism would undermine U.S. influence in the region and affect its efforts to protect American strategic and economic interests in this part of the world. What's Beijing wants is to control people and spreading territory, despite Taiwan's democracy and Taiwanese's wills.

Taiwan sincerely welcomes Washington's proposal for the two sides of the strait to hold direct talks to settle their differences, but Taiwan must insist on being treated as an equal, such treatment is necessary ensure that this island can protect its legitimate interests in any talks. We don't know why ? Big as mainland China reveal silly angry about "state-to-state" comment.

If United States insist on maintaining the justice of human rights and freedom of democracy that communist China would attack of hot temper just like a patient of psychosomatic reaction.

On the other hand, Taiwan always put up with Washington and Beijing "one-China" policy, President Lee said that Taiwan and mainland China should treat each other on a basis of "special state-to-state relations." He was simply stating a long existing reality, in which telling the truth of Taiwan position.

"The Chinese government hopes to achieve reunification through peaceful means, but will not promise to abandon the use of force," said Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhu Bangzao. "If China promised not to use force, the peaceful reunification of China would become empty talk," said Zhu. Communist China believed in "weapon speak" only.

Any kinds of "relationship" are building on "power relations". China's crackdown on the Falun Gong mystical group, is the most serious "political incident" in the country since the 1989 suppression of pro-democracy protest in Tiananmen Square, a senior communist party official said yesterday (July 24, 1999). Why are the Chinese communists are so afraid of the quasi-religious group ? It is because Falun Gong claims to have 100 million members across mainland China and abroad, much more than the size of the Chinese communist party, which has 55 million members.

More frightening, perhaps, is that the group is out of the control of the CCP, which holds a tight grip on every aspect of political life in mainland China. As we knew that Falun Gong's party is a peaceful group, its activities may be quite innocuous-practicing a mixture of Buddhist beliefs with a breathing technique knows as Qi Gong. Falun Gong's potential threat to "social stability" is only a Beijing's nonsense.

President Clinton made the remarks on Wednesday (July 21, 1999) at a press conference to clarify Washington's stand in the wake of President Lee Teng-hui's bombshell declaration of "state-to-state relationship," with mainland China. Beijing reacted angrily to Lee's abandoning of the "one-China principle" and renewed its threat to use force against Taiwan shout it declare independence.

Under large communist country as mainland China, President Lee said something for Taiwan's sovereignty that is truth. Unfortunately, over threatening from Beijing, what's Lee statement is "whisper". Taiwan top government officials did not express that view when they met with Richard Bush, chairman of the American Institute in Taiwan, who is in town as the President's emissary to seek clarification of President Lee's July 9 statement on "special state to state relationship" with Beijing.

It is our pleasure to hear the justice voice from several influential American senators:
--- U.S. President should not press Taiwan to back off from its newly unveiled
definition of Taiwan-mainland China ties as a special state to state
--- It would bean unforgivable affront to U.S. friends in Taiwan and a grave
strategic blunder if Clinton takes advantage of Bush's Taipei visit to pressure
Taiwan to abandon its "state-to-state" theory.
--- Nothing could do more to increase the chances of Beijing precipitating a
military crisis than for your administration to strong arm Taiwan and force
them to back down.
--- Rather than appeasing China and seeking to pressure Taiwan, your
emissaries this week ought to deliver a sharp message to Beijing which
denounces their hysterical reactions and pointedly reminds them of our legal
and moral defense obligation to Taiwan.
--- The emissaries should tell both sides that while the United States does not
take a stand on the exact nature of Taiwan's status, it fully supports
democratically elected Republic of China President Lee Teng-hui and the
people of Taiwan in their search for a greater international profile.
--- The simple truth is that Taiwan is a democracy and a friend of the United

States, which Beijing is neither. Our policy must be based on this vital

In our view, the communication and negotiation with Beijing must be worked by telling the truth, either Beijing's predetermined issue or Taipei's political position can be allowed, over "one democratic China's condition."

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



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