美國前國務卿包爾，於2004年 10月25日就公開告訴世人：台灣並未獨立自主，它不享有一個國家的主權。2007年8月30日，前美國白宮國家安全會議主管亞洲事務資深主任韋德寧，也公開指出：台灣或中華民國，此刻都不是國際社會所承認的國家。美國對中華民國的立場，一直是懸而未決，正如您所知，已經有很多很多年了。(Taiwan, or the Republic of China, is not at this point a state in the international community. The position of the United States government is that the ROC, Republic of China, is an issue undecided, that it has been left undecided, as you know, for many, many years.)
10102020 is very remarkable day and eye-catching in Europe and America, but it was a noisy and dreary day in Taiwan, because the government in Taiwan enthusiastically celebrated it as the 109th National Day of the Republic of China.
Yes, Taiwan has made great contributions to the world in preventing the COVID-19 pandemic. It has also made Taiwan a global model in the fight against the corona virus, donating tens of millions masks to the world with the slogan of “Taiwan can help and Taiwan is helping”. Taiwan’s good deeds during the pandemic have earned worldwide respects.
One China Policy Taiwan not part of China
Many national leaders chose to speak out at the United Nations, inviting Taiwan to participate in international communities such as the United Nations and the World Health Organization. Recently, US Congressman Tom Tiffany introduced a bill to scrap the One-China policy and called to resume normal ties with Taiwan. KMT legislative caucus members even proposed to resume diplomatic relations between Taiwan and the US and to request the US to help resist the CCP. In fact, the one-China policy of the US and the one-China principle of China are totally different. Although both said that there is only one China in the world and the PRC is the only legitimate representative of China, the US has never recognized or agreed Taiwan is part of it.
As early as August 24, 1950, Zhou Enlai, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the PRC, had filed an argument of US military aggression against Taiwan to the UN Security Council. It complained the US of interfering in China's internal affairs, infringing on China's sovereignty, and demanding that the US withdraw from Taiwan by land, sea and air. After more than three months of arguing, finally, on November 30 of that year, the representatives of the participating countries voted for a 9-to-1 ruling and rejected China's allegations. This is the most legally based resolution when the international community is dealing with China and Taiwan issues.
The ROC is not equal to Taiwan
China’s arrogance in the international community has never been justified, and its bullying of Taiwan has never been based on any legal basis. So far, it has not produced any international treaties or legal documents to prove that Taiwan belongs to its territory. Well, Taiwan has been brought up by DPP, KMT and the US Congress recently. They all talked about the same political entity but means absolutely different. The US refers it to the nation of 23.5 million People called it Taiwan. KMT refers to ROC, a nation with 5000 years of history whose constitutional territory covers mainland China and Mongolia, insists Taiwan is part of it. DPP refers to the nation rules over 23.5 million people under the compromised name ROC-Taiwan. But is the ROC equal to Taiwan? How is the difference between the two? The discussion is also vague and unclear.
So, everyone has his own plan, and the name means divergently. These bottleneck dilemmas have troubled Taiwan to move any inch forward to participate in the international organizations. Because whenever you identify Taiwan as ROC, the PRC will immediately claim sovereignty and ownership. Yes, based on the UN Resolution 2758, it said the PRC is the only legitimate government of China and inherits all rights of ROC posses in the international community. But PRC has nothing to do with Taiwan and it has never held sovereignty over Taiwan at any time since its founding in 1949.
Civil affairs agents do not hold sovereignty
The sovereignty of Taiwan was owned by Japan from 1895 to the WWII, because the Qing Emperor ceded the full sovereignty of Formosa (Taiwan) and the Pescadores Islands (Penghu) in perpetuity to Japan in accordance with the Shimonoseki Treaty. Therefore, no one doubts that Japan has sovereignty over Taiwan. After WWII, Japan renounced all right, title and claim to Taiwan and Penghu giving sovereignty to nobody but authorized the US as the principal occupying power.
Therefore, the US has the right and responsibility to take care of Taiwan’s security and civil affairs. The ROC only acted as an agent for USMG before 1979, but was de-recognized by the US under the Taiwan Relations Act. Now the US only recognizes the governing authority on Taiwan. So, Congressman Tiffany’s claim Taiwan means Taiwan and the other two, KMT and DPP claims mean something else.
The U.S. does not claim Taiwan's sovereignty
Former US Secretary of State Paul Powell publicly told the world on October 25, 2004: Taiwan is not independent and does not enjoy the sovereignty of a country. On August 30, 2007, Dennis Wilder, the former senior director of Asian affairs at the National Security Conference of the White House, also publicly pointed out: Taiwan, or the Republic of China, is not at this point a state in the international community. The position of the United States government is that the ROC, Republic of China, is an issue undecided, that it has been left undecided, as you know, for many, many years.
Due to China's Wuhan virus, it has brought huge casualties to the world, especially the American people. This has also caused the U.S. government to carefully review the U.S. policy toward China and Taiwan. Perhaps because of this, it is time for a fundamental and complete solution to this long-delayed issue of the ROC. It is concluded that the biggest dispute point of the ROC is Taiwan and not the US, because the main opposition party at the moment still calls itself the Chinese party KMT. They think that the ROC is the legal system they insist on upholding. Although some of them are similar to Legislator Lin Wei-chou’s discourse on removing China, it is still not their mainstream consensus. I really don’t know whether these Chinese party elites hope they can return to China to govern one day, or they just use China’s big title to cheat and oppress the kind-hearted Taiwan people?
Which government represents Taiwan?
For Taiwan, the fundamental question is which government legally represents Taiwan’s 23.5 million people? Does the ROC government want to represent 23.5 million Taiwanese or 1.4 billion Chinese? Will the Chinese people agree? Will Taiwanese accept it? Will the international community recognize it? No, this is a mess, and completely illogical.
Please remember that the PRC entered the UN as the successor of the ROC, not as a new country. Therefore, unless the ROC can expel the PRC from the UN, it will never be allowed to reenter the UN again. Faced with reality, the ROC really has many problems. It can neither represent China nor have the right to represent Taiwan. Then who does it want to represent? What a mess!