US Senator Ted Cruz told members of the Taiwanese Chamber of Commerce of North America at their 30th third board meeting on June 23 in Huston that American people and Taiwan people are close friends for they share the same value of freedom, democracy, human rights and most important they don’t like communism. PRC always claims Taiwan is part of its territory, but it is nonsense convinced nobody. He referred to Abraham Lincoln’s quote “How many legs does a dog have if you call his tail a leg? Four. Saying that a tail is a leg doesn’t make it a leg.”
Yes, it is really ridiculous China repeatedly asked Taiwan to follow its one China principle and commit to the 1992 consensus but having without any legal authority to prove that PRC owns the sovereignty of Taiwan.
Taiwan’s sovereignty was officially ceded by the Qing emperor to Japan in 1895 under the Shimonoseki treaty and since then China has never had any moment owns it. The UN Resolution 2758 recognizes PRC the only legal representative of China. It did not authorize or transfer Taiwan’s sovereignty to China. So, no matter how many times PRC claims it won’t work.
However, there is a dilemma Taiwan facing ROC. After WWII, ChiangKai-shek (蔣介石) was authorized by General Douglas MacArthur under the General Order No.1 to military occupy Taiwan in 1945 without transfering sovereignty. In 1949 CKS and his KMT followers escaped toTaiwan since then ROC became an exiled government, but Taiwan people were brainwashed to believe that ROC is an independent sovereign nation owns Taiwan’s sovereignty.
Both CKS and his son Chiang Ching-kuo (蔣經國) insisted ROC owns Taiwan, the successor Lee Teng-hui (李登輝) said ROC on Taiwan, Chen Shui-bian (陳水扁) said ROC is Taiwan, Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) said ROC owns Taiwan but ROC is part of China under one China principle, Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said Taiwan is ROC not recognized 1992 consensus nor one China principle. All of them believed they represented a sovereign nation named ROC.
Unfortunately, ROC was a sovereign nation only before 1949 but not afterward. Because after CKS escaped to Taiwan ROC neither owns China’s sovereignty nor Taiwan’s, it is nothing but an exiled government.
The legal status of Taiwan today is clearly specified at the San Francisco Peace Treaty, Japan renounced all right, title and claim to Formosa and the Pescadores. Japan did not transfer Taiwan’s sovereignty to anyone but authorized USMG as the principal occupying power.
The US position on Taiwan is reflected in the Three Communiqués recognized PRC as the only legalrepresentative of China , the Taiwan Relations Act de-recognized ROC represents Taiwan, the six assurances , and Taiwan Travel Act. What confused us is while the world recognizes us Taiwan but our government keeps call ourselves as ROC. Why, self-deception?
June 12 President Donald Trump did not routinely betray Taiwan as a scapegoat at his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Singapore instead the AIT new office compound in Taipei’s Neihu District (內湖) was opened on the same day.
President Tsai echoed to Trump’s goodwill and vowed to work closely with US, June 22 she said “China’s bullying of Taiwan will not stop this country from reaching out to the world and we will continue to cooperate with the US and other like-minded countries to contribute to peace, prosperity and stability in the region.”
Yes, tail is not a leg, the Status quo of Taiwan is not part of China and China does not own Taiwan’s sovereignty.Taiwan should face the reality and identify itself as Taiwan, to outreach the world.