Dear Mr. President Jacques Chirac,
Mr. Chancellor Gerhard Schr(der,
Mr. Trent Lott,
Mr. Denny Hastert,
Mr. Senator Jesse Helms,
Mr. Kofi A. Annan,
Mr. Secretary-General Javier Solana,
Mainland Ma Feihong, a engineer used to think of Taiwan as close
to hell on earth. Today he knows otherwise. "The
government used to say that Taiwan was a very miserable place and
that we had a responsibility to liberate them," Ma said. "Now
we know that they have much higher incomes, a much better life than
in China, so who should liberate who?"
A woman told something about Taiwan: "We have
a lot of respect for Taiwan people. Taiwan people are polite and
well-educated, not like us Chinese." "Taiwan has developed
well," said the woman who identified herself
as Mrs. Jiang, a head and shoulder massages in a Beijing park. "We're
not qualified to get it back," she added.
Mainland China's test-firing on Monday of its Dong Feng 31 ground-to-ground
missile, which has a range of up to 80,000 kilometers and is capable
of carrying a nuclear warhead.
An immediate impact the communist Chinese missile launch would
have is that it may make it more difficult for the joint efforts
by South Korea, Japan and the United States to persuade North Korea
from test-firing a new long-range missile, know to be under final
stages of preparations by Pyongyang. Pyongyang now could more forcefully
reject the three countries attempt to dissuade it from launching
another missile by citing mainland China's case.
North Korea may ask why it cannot develop missile weapons
when mainland China could do so without facing any threatened retaliation
from either Japan or the United Sates, Yen Wan-chin,
director of DPP Department of Chinese Affairs said (July 29, 1999).
"Taiwan doesn't need to wait for China's response
to one-China. The great majority of countries think that Taiwan's
acceptance of the one-china concept offers it protection. As far
as the great majority of Taiwanese people are concerned, however,
this isn't a form of protection, but of euthanasia.
The majority of Taiwanese people also think that rejection
of the one-China principle means having to live under constant threat
of Chinese attack. The majority of Taiwanese government officials
are gradually diverging in opinion from international opinion.
Most international voices think that Taiwan shouldn't
speak the truth; therefore it is misbehaving and ought to be reeled
back in. Objectively speaking, however, if Taiwan allows itself
to be reeled back to its former position, it would mean going back
on the concept that Taiwan and China have state-to-state relations
and it would have to accept the one-China principle. This isn't
very likely anymore since the Taiwanese people have already expressed
their support for their leader's acknowledgment of the reality of
To go back to the former situation where the view of
reality is severely twisted is highly unlikely. This really isn't
a separatist act; it's only an expression of reality.
Taiwan has to make a clear statement to international
society on this issue.
If ruling and opposition parties all accept that 70
percent of Taiwanese people support President Lee's two-state theory,
then the will of the people ought to be transmitted to the rest
of the world." Under Beijing's threat that Taiwanese
people always keep high tension over "state-to-state"
General speaking, President Lee's statement is only an expression
reality to the world, that igniting the attack of emphysema from
Beijing leaders is unreasonable.
Unfortunately, the childish Taiwanese people would dump itself
into critical condition, because of telling the truth.
On democratic side, Taiwan needs your help.