Roger Lin (林志昇) was detained for allegations of misrepresentation and fraud following complaints filed by former members of Taiwan Civil Government (台灣民政府), prosecutors discovered illegal firearms and about NT$130 million in cash when they searched Lin’s residence. Roger and his wife Julian Lin (林梓安) were suspected violation of fraud, money laundering, illegally trafficked ID card, passport and currency, attracting more than NT$ 500 million under ROC’s law.
Before 2004 the battlefield administration was known in Taiwan but not the Civil Government, according to the US Army Field Manual, is to take over the Military government after war, it wasfirst introduced by a US soldier Jeff Geer to Taiwanese community in 1999. Roger adopted the concept and associated with Richard W. Hartzell (何瑞元) they formed TCG in 2008.
Inthe early days, they jointly filed three lawsuits in the US Federal Courts, Washington DC District Court 2006, USDC Circuit Appeal Court 2008 and US Supreme Court 2009 over the Complaint of Declaratory Relief, claimed Taiwanese were denied rights and privileges as the United States nationals, they should be granted right to exercise self-determination, a right guaranteed by the United Nations Charter.
February 5, 2009, former prefectural court judge andvice president, Cheng Chung-mo (城仲謀)then president of TCG leaded a group of Taiwanese packed the US Federal Appeal Courtroom in DC for the legal debate of Roger v. USA. The Circuit Judge Brownpointed out on her opinion statement “America and China’s tumultuous relationship over the pastsixty years has trapped the inhabitants of Taiwan in political purgatory. During this time the people on Taiwan have lived without any uniformly recognized government. In practical terms, this means they have uncertainstatus in the world community which infects the population’s day-to-day lives.”
That is exactly the legal political status of Taiwan today a military occupied territory since the end of WWII. ROC is an exiled government does not own Taiwan’s sovereignty. It will be very interesting to see how the exiled government ROC law to examine a civil governmental affair. However, Roger did a serious mistake he claimed the sovereignty of Taiwan is still owned byJapan Emperor. It totally pushed his civil government to a corner standing without any legal basis. Also, some high-profile Taiwanese politicians insist Taiwan is part of ROC or Taiwan is ROC an independent nation with sovereignty. It is a shame that they are offering Taiwan to China.
June12, President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will have a summit in Singapore, Presidents of South Korea Moon Tae-in and China Xi JinPing (習近平) may be there too. If that’s case, then Taiwan status will be on table to be discussed. History advises us whenever there is turmoil in the Korean peninsula Taiwansuffered. Will Taiwan become a scapegoat again during this summit, or there will be a big surprise to Taiwanese under the Taiwan Travel Act at the grand opening ceremony of new AIT office building on the same day?
Jurisprudential cognition: Taiwan is not the Republic of China, it does not belong to China at all, nor is it an integral part of China. In 1895, the Qing Dynasty had ceded Taiwan to Japan in perpetuity and full sovereignty. Taiwanese must understand Taiwan history and the relationship with the United States is standing on a: Strong Foundation, Bright Future! Let us carefully observe the upcoming historical moments in Taiwan!