Aug 5,1999---Jacques Chirac, Gerhard Schroder, Trent Lott, Denny Hastert, Jesse Helms, Kofi A. Annan, Javier Solana

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Taiwan Tati Cultural
And Educational Foundation
B16F, No.3 Ta-Tun 2St.
Taichung, Taiwan, ROC
August 5, 1999.

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 the situation.

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" situation.

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.

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



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