TRA recognizes Taiwan as a nation
Historyis a mirror if correctly read it will bring us to a bright future. Foryesterday is a history; tomorrow is a mystery; but today is a gift; that is whywe call it the present. Unfortunately,people are not always reading the history correctly, even worse they werebrainwashed to read the twisted history.
The status quoof Taiwan has been wrongfully concluded by the modern China workshop held at theHoover Institute during the first week of August titling “China crossing the1949 divide” as the result of China’s civil war ended in 1949 Chiang Kai-shek (蔣介石) was kicked outChina and escaped to Taiwan. It totally ignored the true fact and theinternational legal agreement of the San Francisco Peace Treaty signed on September8, 1951 and effective on April 28, 1952. Under the SFPT, Taiwan’s legal statusquo has nothing to do with China, neither ROC nor PRC at all.
Stephen Yates, the Taiwan-friendly former US deputynational security adviser to former US vice president Dick Cheney was invitedto the 29th annual board meeting of the Taiwanese Chamber of Commerceof North America at New Jersey as guest speaker at every reception meeting andceremony during June 16 to 18. Since then Stephen has been repeated invited byeach local chapter of Taiwanese Chamber of Commerce in United States..
The last two speechesat Los Angeles July 26 and Chicago August 4, Stephen clearly pointed out Taiwan is not ready for independence like the US’ founders,who vowed to defend the US Declaration of Independence with their lives, theirassets and their sacred honor. IfTaiwanese were willing to trade their lives, assets and sacred honor forTaiwanese independence, they would win the support of the internationalcommunity, but the nation is not ready for that.
Thanks toStephen’s honest and sincere advice to point outTaiwanese weakness. As a matter of fact, GotoShimpei, the administrator-general of civil affairs under Lt. Gen. KodamaGentaro, the Japanese governor-general of Taiwan, from 1898 to 1906. As Kodamahad to be absent from Taipei most of the time, Goto was the actual ruler ofcolonial Taiwan. Taiwan's economy started to grow under the Goto Kodamaadministration, which was able to end its dependence on subsidies from Tokyo in1904. Goto was rewarded for his success. After his service in Taiwan, he pointedout even more clearer of Taiwanese weakness: greedy money, fear death and lovean official.
Yes,both Yates and Goto have precisely pointed out the frustration of Taiwan. TheUS, the authorized principal occupying power of Formosa and the PescadoresIslanders by the SFPT, constituted the Taiwan Relation Act in 1979 andofficially derecognized the ROC government only recognize the governingauthorization on Taiwan in Section 15, respect Taiwan as a nation in Section 4.But, it is hard to understand that people in Taiwan keep calling their countryas ROC, it automatically invite PRC to suppress Taiwan for the seat of ROC inUN was officially replaced by the PRC under the UN Resolution 2758 on October25, 1971.
June 30, 1998 then US President Clinton visiting China publicly reiterated in Beijing on that the U.S. does not support independence for Taiwan, or "one China, one Taiwan", or "two Chinas", or its membership in any international bodies whose members are sovereign states. So, it has been very consistently that US does not support Taiwan’s independence, but it does not mean they against it.
Taiwan’s independence needs Taiwanese own effort and decision, not the American or Japanese. Don’t forget the US Taiwan policy always relies on two tiers, the Three Joint Communiqués, dealing with one China issue of ROC/PRC and the Taiwan Relations Act dealing with the US-Taiwan relationship under the SFPT authorization.
So, there is no need for Taiwanese to upset or complain helpless from the US. Reviewing the SFPT and TRA you know there are helps waiting for us. As long as Taiwanese read the correct and positive history of the Taiwan legal status after WWII, not the twisted history of the China Civil War; and make a clear decision to get rid of the illusionary ROC government, Taiwan will soon become a nation recognized by the TRA Section 4-b-1. (Whenever the laws of the United States refer or relate to foreign countries, nations, states, governments, or similar entities, such terms shall include and such laws shall apply with such respect to Taiwan.) What are we waiting for?