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From: Chau-Yi Lin <jywang@TPTS4.SEED.NET.TW>
Organization: Green Party Taiwan
Subject: A Protest Statement regarding the Clinton-Jiang meeting
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A Protest Statement regarding the Clinton-Jiang meeting

22 October 1997

A Call for International Justice in Taiwan and a No Nuke Asia!

Initiated by
Green Party Taiwan
Taiwan Association of University Professors
Taiwan Environmental Protection Union
World United Formosans for Independence

On the eve of the Clinton-Jiang meeting; while a shifting mood hangs between the Chinese and U.S. administrations; before a red-carpet welcome of a murderous Chinese despot by the leader of the White House; and during a time when selfish businesspeople are lobbying to lift a U.S. restricòtion on the exportation of nuclear facilities to China:

We, representatives of Taiwan’s pro-independence and anti-nuclear organizations approach America’s unofficial agency in Taiwan, the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT), to demand human rights and international justice for Taiwan:

We call for the citizens of the world and the U.S. to:

  1. Support the Taiwanese people in their pursuit of basic human rights as international citizens;
  2. Support the Asian people’s fight to stop the dumping of outdated nuclear facilities in Asia and to achieve a NO-NUKE-ASIA.

We call for the administrations of China and the United States:

  1. To respect the Taiwanese people’s basic human rights and not allow their own drive for power blind them to the rights of the Taiwanese people.
  2. Do not lift U.S. restrictions on nuclear technology exportation to China.

For hundreds of years, Asian peoples have been the victims of power games between the East and West. Human tragedies such as colonial rule, ethnic cleansings, and authoritarian dictatorships continue in a vicious cycle with no signs of breaking. Even today, the human rights of most Asian peoples are hardly respected. For example, only recently did Taiwan end 50 years of authoritarian rule over her people.

We, Taiwanese, have been the victims of power expansions and struggles of Spain, Holland, Ming-Cheng (Koxinga), Manchuria, France, Japan, the United States, and China. The February 28th Massacre of 1947 and its ensuing fifty-years of martial rule was a historically inevitable tragedy caused by the exploitations of Taiwan by eastern and western powers. Until now, the voice and rights of the Taiwanese people to determining their own future has not only been overtly denied by the Beijing dictators, but also consciously omitted by the politicians in Washington, D.C.

The Taiwanese have no power to itemize the interests of the Taiwanese people which will be sold out at the Clinton-Jiang meeting. The voiceless people are not expected to question the mind of the powers. We, the Taiwanese people are currently a state without statehood. There are few rights remaining to be sacrificed. It is in the interest of the powers to maintain Taiwan’s international disadvantage. This allows for the continued dumping of United States agricultural products on Taiwanese villages. Taiwanese businesspersons appeal to their own people to not ask for independence after their investments in China were threatened by the Chinese government. The most appalling outcome is the collaboration of the United States with corrupt Taiwanese officials, to force our small island to buy 8 nuclear reactors from the United States at the expense of our environment. Exploitation by the powers continue to break down cooperation among the Asian peoples. The exportation of Taiwan’s nuclear waste to N. Korea serves as a good example.

We, the representatives of Taiwanese pro-independence and anti-nuclear groups, approach America’s unofficial agency in Taiwan, the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT), an institution which signifies the denial of Taiwan popular sovereignty, to protest China and the United States in the Asia-Pacific region. Taiwanese interests and the right to self-determination cannot be sold out; our resolve for a NO-NUKE-ASIA will not be denied!


This is one of a series of protests worldwide. In Taiwan, the protests will be hold in front of AIT on 10AM, 10/24, and a Vigil for a Democratic Taiwan on 10/29’s night at the February 28th Peace Park (in front of the Presidential Office of Taiwan). The major protests in the United States will be hold on 10/29. Please see the following information.

Contact information:

For Taiwan:
Green Party Taiwan
Rm 1, FL10, No 281, Sect. 3, Roosevelt Road,
Taipei, 106
Phone: 886-2-362-1362
Fax: 886-2-362-1361
or Chau-Yi Lin at

For the United States:
What: A Protest Against Chinese Aggression Towards Taiwan
When: October 29, 1997 (Wednesday)
Where: 9:30am - 10:00am --Assemble at the Washington Monument

(15 Street f Constitution Ave)
10:00am - 11:30am--March around the White House
11:30am - 1:30pm—Special program at Washington Monument

1:30pm - 2:30pm—March to Capitol Hill (West front)
2:30pm - 3:00pm—Special program at Capital Hill (West front)
3:00pm - 4:00pm—Congressional guests speeches at Capitol Hill
4:30pm - 6:00pm—Demonstration in front of the Chinese Embassy


Formosan Association for Public Affairs
Formosan Association for Human Rights
Taiwanese Association of America
Taiwanese Collegian
World United Formosans for Independence

Supporting Groups:

Center for Taiwan International Relations
Dr. Kang-lu Wang Memorial Foundation
North America Taiwanese Professors’ Association
North America Taiwanese Women’s Association
North America Taiwanese Medical Association
Professor Chen Wen-Chen Memorial Foundation
Society of Taiwanese Americans
Taiwanese American Citizens League
Taiwan Foundation
Eastern Turkistan National Freedom Center
Students for Free Tibet

For more information, please contact the following CTI officers:

Coordinator: C. K. Kuo (Tel: 770-642-8620)
Deputy Coordinators Wenyen Chen (Tel: 703-356-1603)
Chingsan Huang(Tel: 301-217-9384)
Sebo Koh (Tel: 216-572-1537)
De-yuan Su (Tel: 609-275-1536)

Spokesman Wenyen Chen (Tel: 703-356-1603)
Peter Chang (Tel: 972-245-0701)
Executive Liangyu Hsieh (Tel: 608-236-9349)
DC Contact Echo Lin (Tel:202-547-3686)
Ming Chow (Tel:703-818-2311)