According to the "Voice of America" on December 31 reported that the U.S. House of Representatives two dozen members recently sent a letter to U.S. President George W. Bush, the recent "Taiwan's declining civil liberties," expressed concern. Bush's call for close attention to the situation in Taiwan, Ma Ying-jeou and requested the Government to respect the Taiwan people's fundamental freedoms and civil rights.
Reported that the U.S. House of Representatives of the Taiwan Affairs parliamentary group members, Republican Scott - Principal Gary 14 members of the two parties on Christmas Eve in a joint letter to U.S. President George W. Bush on Taiwan's recent civil and human rights go backwards and expressed concern . They said, "Amnesty International" and "Freedom House" also issued a statement on the progress. In addition to Mr Garrett, in the letter, also signed by members of the Taiwan Affairs Chairman Dana - Dana, Robert members of the Democratic Party - Andrews, as well as the Republican Thaddeus - Maiketeer and so on.
Members of these in a letter to Bush said, according to media reports, in early November this year, ARATS chairman Chen Yunlin to visit Taiwan, Chen went on, Taiwan police seized the "flag of the Republic of China", Chen Yunlin The supporters waved it can be five-star red flag of the People's Republic of China. There are also reports that a motor vehicle as the driver of the car Decorative Tibet banner was stopped by the police. The letter also said that more puzzling is that many DPP members have been arrested by police and detained, such as former President Chen Shui-bian has not yet been formally charged when he was arrested and handcuffed.
Garrett and the other 13 members in the letter that they believe contribute to the harmonious cross-strait relations in the Asia-Pacific regional security and stability, but "the people of Taiwan should not be at the expense of civil rights and human rights at the cost." Members cited the "Taiwan Relations Act", "safeguard and promote the human rights of all people in Taiwan is the goal of the United States." They want Bush to closely monitor the situation in Taiwan, Ma Ying-jeou and called for "government" to respect Taiwan people's hard won Freedom and civil rights.
China, an American expert said that these members to ask Bush a letter of concern "Taiwan's civil liberties," a mirror of their ulterior political state of mind, it is that Ma Ying-jeou of Taiwan with the mainland authorities to improve the relationship between dissatisfaction. The expert said that on the one hand, the U.S. Congress after the elections, the Congress of the "pro-Taiwan" a lot of members have voted, "pro-Taiwan forces" to the decline is an indisputable fact, in this case, the "pro-Taiwan" forces need to Looking for an excuse to show their existence. On the other hand, to deepen the connotation of the Sino-US relations, expansion of extension, the importance of the Taiwan issue decreased, "pro-Taiwan" Members of the loss of performance on the stage all the more anxious and so on to make a number of their own to see To have self-contradictory move, to show off accusations that they had a "free Taiwan" so-called "freedom."