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Yes & No/ Green Party Taiwan

yes and no, is apparent in the us and france (re TOTAL-Cogema-Framatome)
nuclear lobbies are pro-China and overshadowing superpower strategic
relationships, but at the same time, we risk at burmanet and
euroburmanet (paris) widening our circle of focus too large for which
this writer is willing to say we should be vigilant and stay focused on
matters that directly implicate Burma.

if there is a general consensus on this please contribute, furthermore,
any stories that might be marginally relevant, please send to
euroburmanet, if not elsewhere.

dawn starb

dawn star

jywang@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> I know, some of our Burmese netters may be interested in the development of
> anti-nuke movement in Taiwan and its possible significance in Asia.
> --------------------------------------Press Release of
> Green Party Taiwan 1997-11-07
> The budget of the fourth nuclear power plant is going to be cut in Taiwan
> Congress
> On 11/05, the Taiwan Congress (Legislative Yuan) at its Whole-Member Committee
> cut all of budget of its planned fourth nuclear power plant and shut down its
> project by three votings. According to the Budget Law, the act will be taken
> effective only after an approval of the following the second reading and the
> third reading. The anti-nuke activists said it was not only a success for the
> Taiwan anti-nuke movement, but also a slap to the new deal of the American
> nuclear facilities export to China after the Clinton-Jiang meeting regarding
> the NO-NUKE-ASIA forum.
> On 11/05, hundreds anti-nuke activists gathered in front of the Legislative
> Yuan to call for a cut on the budget of the fourth nuclear power plant (two
> nuclear reactors). Inside the Legislative Yuan, the anti-nuke legislators (the
> members of Democratic Progressive Party, New Nation Front, and New Party)
> worked together to cut this budget. First they drew the agenda of the 1998
> nuke budget (NT. 71,760,000.00) by a vote of 62 vs. 52. Secondly, two bills
> was passed to stop the project and previous budget of the nuke plant (NT.
> 123,956,823.00) by the votes of 56 vs. 0, when the Kuomintang protested that
> they cannot cut the already-approved budget. At finial, the anti-nuke
> legislators successfully cut off the 1998 budget by a vote of 56 vs. 0.
> "This is not only a success for the Taiwan ten-year anti-nuke movement", said
> Kao Chen-Yuan, Convener of Green Party Taiwan, "but also a blow to the
> Clinton-Jiang meeting, in which they agreed a 40 billion deal of nuclear
> facilities export to China."
> Kao said that Taiwan was in a very critical and strategic position on the Asia
> and worldwide anti-nuke movement. Kao explained, "the reactors of the fourth
> nuclear power plant in Taiwan are the first deal that the United States sell
> its nuclear reactors to Asia in the recent ten years." "It is a critical deal
> to save the obsolete American nuclear industry." "It is also the first
> cross-country nuclear cooperation by the United States and Japan in Asia."
> "Now, we are not only anti-nuke activists in Taiwan, we have the
> responsibility for the anti-nuke in Asia."
> According the Budget Law of Taiwan, every budget has to be reviewed by the
> following procedure: the first reading, the affiliated committee, the
> Whole-Member Committee, the second reading, and the third reading.
> The Legislative Yuan has scheduled on 11/13 to review the 11/05's cut. All
> parties have issued its mobilization order to ask all of its Congress members
> to show up on 11/13.
> The Coalition of Taiwan Anti-Nuke also urges its supporters to block the
> Legislative Yuan to demonstrate its popularity of anti-nuke in Taiwan.
> Anti-nuke power plant movement has a pretty strong base in Taiwan. In 1994, a
> civilian-initiated referendum on the fourth power plant in Taipei county,
> despite of governmental harassment, had twenty percent of voter turnout (about
> 400,000 voters). Almost vote against to the project of the fourth nuclear
> power plant. The authorities did not recognize its legal binding.
> In 1994, the KMT passed the 8-years budget of the nuke power plant despite of
> the regulation of the Budget Law, asking an annual-review base on budget
> review. The anti-nuke called it illegal and asked for a judicial review.
> However, this request has been hold by the inactive of the Judicial
> Commission.
> In 1996, the Legislative Yuan passed a resolution to stop the project of the
> 4th Nuke power plan. However, it was vetoed by the Executive Yuan, when
> needing 2/3 majority to overrule this veto.
> best regards,
> Chau-Yi Lin
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