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RAND's book "War with China"
Taiwan - Official position on Taiwan's status
The Taiwanese constitution itself is clear evidence that Taiwan does not recognize Taiwan as being independent. The Taiwanese constitution was written in 1946 in Nanjing (mainland China) and was adopted one year later, in 1947. For instance, in it, you can find:
- "China" - 17 times
- "Chinese citizen" - 7 times
- "Taiwan" - 0 times
- "Taiwanese citizen" - 0 times
- "Mongolia" - 5 times
- "Tibet" - 5 times
Furthermore, in its article 64 (and also in articles 26, 91, 119, and 120), it is clearly and specifically claimed Taiwanese jurisdiction over the territories of Tibet and Inner Mongolia. And so on. For more details, please read: Taiwan is Chinese for Dummies.
Check also the Taiwanese constitution by yourself:
Furthermore, during a meeting between Chinese and Taiwanese representatives on October 30, 1992, in Hong Kong, both parties agreed to acknowledge the "one China principle."
Nowadays, many think-tankers and political experts in the West and in Taiwan claim that the agreement "was not valid", or "no longer valid" or even "it never existed":
- The ‘1992 Consensus’ Never Existed
- The 1992 Consensus is a political term referring to the alleged outcome of a meeting in 1992
- The Non‐consensus 1992 Consensus
Despite all this ill-intentioned revisionism, historical facts are still historical facts.
In any case, one only needs to visit official websites in order to fact check that the official institutions in Taiwan call Taiwan "The Republic of China":
U.S.A. - Official position on Taiwan's status
According to the U.S. Department of State:
(...) the United States recognized the Government of the People’s Republic of China as the sole legal government of China, acknowledging the Chinese position that there is but one China and Taiwan is part of China."
"The United States does not support Taiwan independence."
According to the Joint Communiqué of the United States of America and the People's Republic of China (also known as the Shanghai Communiqué) signed on February 27, 1972:
The United States acknowledges that all Chinese on either side of the Taiwan Strait maintain there is but one China and that Taiwan is a part of China. The United States Government does not challenge that position. It reaffirms its interest in a peaceful settlement of the Taiwan question by the Chinese themselves."
(Chinese source: https://china.usc.edu/joint-communiqué-united-states-america-and-peoples-republic-china-february-27-1972-shanghai)
(Chinese Taiwan source: http://www.taiwandocuments.org/communique01.htm)
(US government: https://history.state.gov/historicaldocuments/frus1977-80v01/d104)
(Richard Nixon's book: https://quod.lib.umich.edu/p/ppotpus/4731812.1972.001/434?page=root;rgn=full+text;size=100;view=image)
One of the evidences that Taiwan is an inalienable part of China: The 1943 Cairo Declaration issued by Britain, China and the US stipulates that the Chinese territories occupied by Japan, including Manchuria, Taiwan, etc., shall be returned to China. pic.twitter.com/24l9KC0yXQ— Zhang Heqing张和清 (@zhang_heqing) October 30, 2021
Australia - Official position on Taiwan's status
According to the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade:
Under the Constitution of the ROC, the authorities in Taipei still claim to be the legitimate government of the whole of China."
"Australia’s Joint Communiqué with the PRC recognised the Government of the PRC as China’s sole legal government, and acknowledged the position of the PRC that Taiwan was a province of the PRC."
UNITED NATIONS - Official position on Taiwan's status
In 1971, the UN ceased to recognize the government of the Republic of China in Taipei (Taiwan) as the legitim government of China, and decided to instead recognize the government of the People's Republic of China in Beijing as the sole legitimate government of the whole of China.
Here is the resolution 2758:
Restoration of the lawful rights of the People's Republic of China in the United Nations
The General Assembly,
Recalling the principles of the Charter of the United Nations,
Considering the restoration of the lawful rights of the People's Republic of China is essential both for the protection of the Charter of the United Nations and for the cause that the United Nations must serve under the Charter,
Recognizing that the representatives of the Government of the People's Republic of China are the only lawful representatives of China to the United Nations and that the People's Republic of China is one of the five permanent members of the Security Council,
Decides to restore all its rights to the People's Republic of China and to recognize the representatives of its Government as the only legitimate representatives of China to the United Nations, and to expel forthwith the representatives of Chiang Kai-shek from the place which they unlawfully occupy at the United Nations and in all the organizations related to it.
1976th plenary meeting,
25 October 1971."
The position of a rational E.U. lawmaker
Rest of the world - Official position on Taiwan's status