Dear Mr. Trent Lott,
Mr. Denny Hastert,
Mr. Prime Minister Tony Blair,
Mr. President Jacques Chirac,
Mr. Chancellor Gerhard Schr(der,
Mr. Prime Minister Keizo Obuchi,
Taiwanese people still looks forward to bilateral negotiations
should thus be held on an "equal and reciprocal" basis.
On the other hand, both sides could start new steps of "political
negotiations" on equal position.
Either side of the Taiwan Strait stand two countries with completely
different systems, one is communist China and the other is democratic
Taiwan. This is neither a "theory" nor a "policy,"
but a simple and clear reality. All "theories" and "policies"
contradicting realities, such as the "one China" policy
of the US and China cannot be successfully implemented.
Harry Truman's battle against communist China, Jimmy Carter's severing
of formal ties with Taiwan, Chiang Kai-shek's vow to "retake
the mainland," Mao Zedong's cannonade of Kinmen, Jiang Zemin's
verbal attacks and military threats and Clinton's "three no's"
principle all resulted from refusals to acknowledge either the existence
of communist China or democratic Taiwan as a reality, and attempts
to forcibly promote principles or policies contradicting reality.
What has resulted from these attempts? Mao could not take over Kinmen,
Chiang failed to counterattack, Truman did not defeat the communists,
Jiang did not scare Taiwanese people, and Clinton's
denial of Taiwan's sovereignty encouraged China's militarism.
Besides creating repeated crises in the Taiwan Strait, the "one
China" myth has not benefited anyone.
China kept up pressure Thursday (Aug. 19, 1999) on the Taiwan issue,
warning the United States through the United States through the
state media that it was fully prepared to launch an attack on the
island if necessary, regardless of the cost.
The official Global Times issues the warning in a lengthy commentary
under the front page banner headline, "U.S.A, do not mix in."
The Chinese government has always been devoted to a peaceful resolution
of the Taiwan issue, but if the Taiwan authorities think the mainland
can only launch a propaganda or psychological war, they are mistaken,"
In our view, foreign aggressions often awaken a nation from its
slumbers and thus help make it strong.
Understanding your enemy and yourself is the key to victory. Taiwan
people must identify the root of the 'crisis" and not be overwhelmed
First, China is the root of the crisis. Jiang's two
political campaigns against Lee (ie, the suppression of Falun Gong
and the attack on Lee's "special state-to-state" model)
were aimed to create panic in Taiwan and shift focus from the most
serious internal political crisis in China since the PRC's birth.
AMES, Iowa, Aug. 14 ---
U.S. presidential frontrunner George W. Bush said Saturday he might
use force to defend Taiwan against aggressions from mainland China
if he were elected.
"We need to be very resolute about our position when it comes
to Taiwan," the Texas governor said in a CNN interview.
Bush, the son and namesake of the former president, said U.S. President
Bill Clinton should make it clear that the United States would adhere
to the spirit of, and the law, of the Taiwan Relations Act."
"The president has made a mistake of calling China
a strategic partner," he said. "I think
he sent bad signals to China that says, 'Well, if you decide to
move aggressively against Taiwan, we won't act, necessarily.'"
WASHINGTON, Aug. 15 ---
Elizabeth Dole, fresh from what she called a great victory in the
first test of her presidential aspirations, said Sunday she would
use U.S. forces if necessary to defend Taiwan from communist Chinese
"President Dole would do so," she said when asked in
a television interview if she would deploy the U.S. military to
The US is, after all, a modern democratic country.
Jiang may be Clinton's master, but he will never be the master of
the American people. Stanley Roth's statement that
the US has issued six warnings to both sides of the Taiwan Strait
within 48 hours is an attempt to bluff Congress and discourage a
bill to strengthen Taiwan's security. Of course, the talk also sought
to please Jiang and exert pressure on Taiwan. However, the talk
has not been effective. Democratic Taiwan does not threaten communist
China. Exerting pressure on Taiwan is therefore senseless. Pandering
to Jiang does not help Jiang resolve China's internal crisis. As
for the US congress and people, they support democratic Taiwan's
security and oppose communist China's militarism. Clinton's "one
China" policy, based on a fear of China and the belittling
of Taiwan, won't last much longer. A New York Times article says
that Clinton's endorsement for communist China is puzzling. The
article asks why the US, a free country, is supporting a totalitarian
regime and a threat to the US? My explanation for such behavior
is foolish self-deceit and a refusal to learn from history.
It is worth stressing, democratic Taiwan is not the root of any
crisis. Taiwan has neither threatened China nor aimed its missiles
at Guam and Hawaii. Taiwan does not intend to create any "crises"
or "trouble." Acknowledging the reality of a special state-to-state
relationship across the Taiwan Strait is central to the 22 million
Taiwanese people's sacred right to survive, develop, and protect
national sovereignty. No one may deprive any one of such rights.
To avoid becoming a chess piece in a game between China and the
US, both the people and government of Taiwan must stand firm on
their principles, be confident, self-reliant and have self-respect.
National security depends on effective internal administration,
strong democratic institutions, a flourishing economy, advanced
technologies, good social order and social stability. Taiwan's security
is in no danger, provided its people and military keep faith.
In 1996, Taiwanese people defeated missiles with voted. Taiwan's
democracy is even stronger today. In contrast, communist China is
in great crisis right now. Timing, geography, and popular will are
on the side of Taiwan. Rage, isolation, and popular discontent side
with China. In year 2000, Taiwanese people are certain to defeat
China once more with their votes.
On above reason, Taiwan needs your support.