Over the years, the US attempted to appease the communist in Beijing, so created complex international restrictions to regulate their own diplomats, service members, and other officials’ interactions with their Taiwanese counterparts. Taiwan is also very cautious in maintaining the trilateral relationship between the US, China and Taiwan. This was described as a clever vague policy in Taiwan’s political leaders in the past.
U.S. confirms that Taiwan is not part of China
But now, the situation has changed substantially. Former U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo officially stated on November 12, 2020 that Taiwan has never been a part of China. The US Department of Defense officials also stated on March 15, 2021 that Taiwan was never part of China. In the US, the former Trump administration and the current Biden administration have conveyed the same message that Taiwan’s sovereignty has nothing to do with China, and Taiwan and China have no affiliation at all.
The core values of freedom and democracy
Mr. Pompeo met with Taiwan representative to the US, Hsiao Bi-khim at the Twin Oaks Estate in Washington on March 31. He said, “As secretary of state, I worked to support Taiwan — a fellow democracy — in the face of unrelenting pressure. The U.S. shares with Taiwan the core values of freedom, democracy, and a free-market economy.” And Hsiao served him with famous Taiwan native product pineapple cakes and thanked him by saying “Taiwan is grateful for his friendship and support. We look forward to continuing discussions on the longstanding friendship and partnership between Taiwan and the US.”
Taiwan is not Chinese Taiwan
Ambassador Hsiao has made outstanding contributions and achievements to Taiwan in expanding the US mainstream and diplomatic levels. However, most Taiwanese Americans are confused as to who she represents. Does she represent Taiwanese or overseas Chinese? Because TECO, the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in various locations in the US, or TECO, the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in Washington, spent a lot of time, energy and budget on overseas Chinese, these people have always been called overseas compatriots. And her government calls itself ROC Taiwan. Therefore, this really confuses the world, what is the relationship between Taiwan and China? Besides, China Airlines is one of the two major international air carriers representing Taiwan. So, people mistakenly think that Taiwan belongs to China's Taiwan. What a confusion! It's really messy and vague enough!
Greedy just like a David’s deer
In Taiwan, the government is called the ROC, but overseas, whenever and wherever they are, they call themselves Taiwan. They know that no one in the international community will recognize that they are the government representing China, because the PRC is the only legitimate government of China. Now, the whole world knows clearly: who represents China and who represents Taiwan. There is no such thing as: the David’s deer of ROC Taiwan, which means not only to represent China, but also to represent Taiwan. Does it have this capability? As the saying goes, if you don't have that kind of butt, don't take that kind of laxative. Isn't this ridiculous?
Clearly identify the de jure Taiwan
Please be clear and straight not in ambiguity to identify yourself. Taiwan is Taiwan. It only represents Taiwan, not China or the ROC. The so-called constructive ambiguity means that you think you are smart and want to treat others as fools, and you end up throwing yourself into a trap. Those who think that the ambiguous policy will bring benefits to Taiwanese businessmen doing business in China, please take a look at the example of Hong Kong. According to the Hong Kong National Security Law, Beijing has the final say, and there is no constructive ambiguity. Don't be so naive. Conversely, as soon as you turn around, China will tear you apart and sip you in belly, leaving no bones left, and completely swallowing you.
Shimonoseki and SFPT determined today’s Taiwan
Of course, China welcomes you to identify yourself as a Chinese. No, we are not Chinese, we are Taiwanese. As early as 1895, the Qing emperor had ceded the full sovereignty of Formosa and the Pescadores in perpetuity to Japan under the Shimonoseki Treaty. Therefore, Taiwan has ceased to be a part of China since then. On September 8, 1951, Japan renounced all right, title and claim to Formosa and the Pescadores under the San Francisco Peace Treaty. It entered into force on April 28, 1952, and the US was authorized by the treaty as the principal occupying power of Taiwan.
The ROC doesn’t hold sovereignty
The ROC is nothing but an exile government of China, it does not own the territorial sovereignty over Taiwan at all. The UN General Assembly passed Resolution 2758 on October 25, 1971, announcing that the PRC will formally inherit all the seats and status of the ROC in the international community from now on. On April 10, 1979, the US, through the Taiwan Relations Act, clearly informed that it no longer recognizes the ROC, but only recognizes the governing authority on Taiwan. Forty years have gone by, but the governing authority on Taiwan today still thinks that he is smart, representing both Taiwan and China. It's a joke, but in the eyes of others, that's a real whimsical idiot. History will never stop to help you create that illusory mirage!
Who are the Taiwanese expatriates?
To be in power in Taiwan, you must first figure out who are Taiwanese nationals. Are the so-called overseas Chinese considered as Taiwanese compatriots? Does Taiwan have the ability and qualifications to represent thousands of the overseas Chinese all over the world? Constructive vagueness is nothing but self-deception and can't deceive anyone at all. Therefore, the so-called ambiguous policy or constructive ambiguity is nothing more than complacency. It is indeed time to clarify Taiwan’s identity.