對「臺灣旅行法」草案說「不」
    中美論壇社致聯邦參議員的公開信 (見英文版)


聯邦眾議院 1月10日通過了「臺灣旅行法」草案(HR 535),該案現正送交參院討論,表決。 這草案一旦變成法律將嚴重衝擊美中關係,直接危害美國,大陸和臺灣三地人民的根本利益。 美中關係如果惡化也絕對不利絕大多數美籍華人的整體生活環境,因此中美論壇社決定致信給聯邦參議員們希望表明我們反對該草案的立場。

本期英文稿件是陳立家先生代表本社給加州的重量級聯邦參議員范士丹女士的信件。 類似的信件將發給加州另一位參議員Harris及參院外交委員會的所有參議員們。

我們希望其他華人同胞及社團也積極參與寫信給各自選區的聯邦參議員們,如有必要歡迎點撃下載英文信範本做為各自信件的參考。讓我們團結一起維護我們的切身利益和美國的根本利益!

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(美國) 中美論壇社
US-China Forum, Inc.
8837 E. Las Tunas Dr., Temple City, CA 91780, U.S.A.
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Dear Senator   :


We, a group of concerned Chinese American citizens interested in promoting a long term better U.S.-China relation and a stable peaceful Asia-Pacific region, would like to pay our tribute and respect to your valuable service in the Sensate.
We are writing you to call your attention and urge you to consider voting “no” to S1051, Taiwan Travel Act (TTA) should it come to the full Senate for a vote.


This bill states that it should be the U.S. policy to: (1) allow officials at all levels of the U.S. government to travel to Taiwan to meet their Taiwan counterparts; (2) allow high level Taiwanese officials to enter the United States under respectful conditions and to meet with the U.S. officials; and (3) encourage the Taiwan Economic and Cultural Representatives Office and other instrumentalities established by Taiwan to conduct business in the United States.  The Department of State shall report to Congress regarding travel by the U.S. executive branch officials to Taiwan.
A similar bill has already passed the House as H.R.535 on 01/09/2018. We would like to point out the severity of outcome should the Senate follow suit and the President sign it into law.


We all know that the U.S.-China relations have been built on the understanding and commitment to the three communiqués signed by both sides (in 1972, 1979 and 1982), and the security of Taiwan has been under the protection based on the Taiwan Relations Act (1979). These 4 historical documents have been the cornerstones and consistent bipartisan U.S. foreign policy since 1970’s.


The enactment of TTA would certainly signify that the U.S is in no uncertain term to scrap the three Communiques that serve as the foundation of the diplomatic relations between the U.S. and China. Should that happen, the hard-earned progress and the great contribution that U.S. made to the betterment of lives of the 1.4 billion Chinese people since 1978 after China’s open and reform effort would be all for naught. But, would TTA bring peace and stability to the people in Taiwan? We do not believe that it would. On the contrary, the TTA will almost certainly provoke China to no longer honor its tacit commitment to a peaceful reunification of Taiwan. Instead, China might very well try to rely on a short but deadly military attack.  Is the U.S. prepared to face such a confrontation?  Even if our mighty military can win eventually, are we willing to pay such a dear price?


The U.S.-China relation has been one of, if not the most important bilateral relations between the two countries. Since the early 70’s, China has become one of the top three powers of the world. This achievement is met sometimes with the encouragement of the U.S., sometimes not.  For example, China has committed substantially her military force to the peacekeeping mission of the United Nations. In fact, China has dispatched to date more military personnel to such honorable tasks than any other UN member nations!  China’s active participation of the UN effort deserves our praise and support.


This planet we live in is with limited resources with ever increasing populations.  We have common problems that require joint collaborations rather than fighting against each other. By voting “no” to TTA, We are much better off to treat China as a friend, partner or even a peaceful competitor than an enemy leading to mutual destruction.

Respectfully submitted,

 

Richard Chen (or your name)
Director of Communications
U.S.-China Forum

 


 

 

 

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為美中友誼的鞏固努力 !
為中國的和平統一吶喊 !
    
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中國大陸是我們的祖籍地,是我們的根;改革開放以來,國力飛越提昇,證明了「超英追美」不是夢而是事實。進步的同時也曝露出許多弊病,官員貪污腐化,司法不公不義,貧富懸殊對立,我們要大聲疾呼,要求中共領導大員們徹底覺悟,清黨治黨,把腐敗份子從領導層鏟除出去!
 
美國是我們安生立命的新國度,我們感謝美國給予我們生存發展成家立業的機會。和許多其他美國人一樣,我們對美國政府的一些政策也不一定會完全買單, 例如入侵伊拉克,支持埃及軍政府,尤其是美日同盟,就像養了條惡狗(日本)又不將牠拉上鏈條,惹了禍,引火燒身怎麼辦?對於美國一些不合理的作法,我們要透過各種管道去抗議和防止!

我們認為臺灣是臺灣人的臺灣,也是全中國人的臺灣,大陸是大陸人的大陸也是全中國人(包括臺灣人)的大陸,兩岸必須漸行漸近,走向和平統一,共圓中華民族偉大復興的夢想!中共領導大員,要將大陸建設得更清明,更公平,更和諧,更法治,更快樂的社會,才會讓臺灣自動產生回歸的意願而達到和平統一的目的!
 
美 國和中國是當今世界最大的兩個經濟體,兩國之間有著盤根錯節的商貿利益,互相依賴的唇齒関係。兩國的互信合作將為世界帶來穩定繁榮,兩國的猜疑衝突將為人 纇帶來毀滅災害。美中兩國相距萬里,沒有領土方面的糾纏,應該沒有敵對的理由;歷史上又曾經同是反法西斯的盟友,為二次大戰羸得了最後勝利;韓戰的激烈交 鋒,兩國都大傷元氣,最後一紙協議,雙方才如夢初醒,深深體會到什麼是和為貴!尼克森總統到中國的破冰之旅,美中関係的增強,最後才會出 現蘇聯解體,美國羸得了冷戰的最後勝利!中國也受到美國的明暗相助,改革開放,展開了經濟飛躍奇蹟!過去半個多世紀的史實已為美中関係未來的前景勾畫出了 明顯的輪廓:合作則互惠雙羸!敵對則兩敗俱傷!我們在這裡要向兩國的領導人大聲呼籲:增進美中暸解!加強美中合作!向和平繁榮的世界前進


  我們對臺灣,對大陸,對美國都充滿了感恩的心情,都充滿了愛;正是心中這份愛,我們才會情不自禁地對他們提出一些建議和批評;我們不是要造反,只是想仿傚野人獻曝的做法!我們論壇今後刊出的評論文章也許會犀利刺激,但請三邊政府不要責怪,請你們要瞭解我們的苦囗婆心!
 本論壇園地公開,希望與我們有相同信念的華人加入我們的行列,不論你來自何方,我們都歡迎你的來稿和信函,讓我們一起來為美中友誼的鞏固努力!讓我們一起來為中國的和平統一吶喊 !