The establishment of a genuine democratic free and independent Taiwan (Formosa) that benefits world peace.
History of Taiwan
History of “March for Taiwan”
Groups of Taiwanese Americans physically marched three times in years 2007, 2009, and 2010 respectively, twice in the U.S. (2007 and 2009) and once in Taiwan (2010). The purpose of the 2007 march was to commemorate the 60th anniversary of 2-28 Massacre of Formosans (Taiwanese) by the Chinese Nationalist (Republic of China) army in Taiwan occured on February 28, 1947. The second march, in 2009, was to commemorate the 30th anniversary of Taiwan Relations Act (TRA), which was passed by the U.S. Congress in 1978, and signed into law by President Carter in 1979. The third march, in 2010, was to call for a “Republic of Taiwan” by the removal of the Republic of China (R.O.C.)!
Current political status of Taiwan
A decade later, since the last March for Taiwan of 2010 in Taipei, we are looking at a Taiwan far from our calling.
Not only does the “Republic of China” still exist on Taiwan but also its elected leaders are making the present and political future of Taiwan more difficult. The previous Ma administration (2008 – 2016) almost sold out Taiwan to the People’s Republic of China (P.R.C. a.k.a. China) by weakening its military defense capacity substantially. Furthermore, Ma (a KMT member of the Chinese Nationalist Party which was founded in China) attempted to force through an unfair trade deal which would have opened the door in favor of Chinese economical annexation of Taiwan. The present leader, Tsai (2016 – present), who was re-elected this January 11th, 2020, keeps on insisting that Taiwan is already independent and its name is “Republic of China (R.O.C.) on Taiwan” or “Chinese Taipei”. Is Taiwan really an independent nation?
Tsai’s victory did not prove that the Taiwanese voters shared her view of “R.O.C. equating Taiwan”. We believe that her victory in the presidential election of December of 2019 was influenced by some of the following factors. Those factors were the lack of the options and the fear toward the P.R.C. in the voters’ mind. There were other complicated elements that forced the people of Taiwan to re-elect the DPP’s presidential incumbent Tsai, I. W. (DPP, Democratic Progressive Party, suppose to be a pro-Taiwanese Independence party).
Since 1996, the people of Taiwan were allowed to vote directly for the president of the R.O.C. That sustains the Chinese constitution of the R.O.C. over Taiwan and continues to handicap a true Taiwanese democracy and freedom. It is not only keeping an outdated “unofficial Two-China policy, or official One-China”, alive, but also, jeopardizing an emerging new nation of Taiwan Republic.
The current political status could be described as such. The people of Taiwan are held as “political hostage” by the P.R.C. and R.O.C. to serve their own interests and agenda. On the P.R.C. side, by keeping the R.O.C. alive on Taiwan, they can extract the geopolitical gains in the process of expansion of their Chinese empire into the Pacific Ocean . It is the P.R.C.’s best hope to annex this island of Taiwan into the Chinese orbit by all means, ideally, by internal political subversion in Taiwan. On the side of the R.O.C., the regime is buying its time by continuing the lies of the R.O.C.’s sovereignty over Taiwan, yet champions itself as a “China-Taiwan anti-Chinese Communist” state called R.O.C. or Chinese Taipei.
Number one. The fact check tells us that the dictator, and his ruling party of Chineses Communist Party (CCP) of the People’s Republic of China (PRC), is the enemy of the free world and the United States of America. After the CCP broke its promise of maintaining the status of “One Country Two Systems” for Hong Kong, the free world finally started seeing the true color of Chinese Communist Party. In addition, the outbreak of Corona Virus (COVID-19 or CCP Virus) pandemic further proved that the CCP of P.R.C. is one of the worst destroyers of the humanity and human race.
Number two. Sovereignty of Taiwan belongs to the people of Taiwan, instead of any foreign or domestic political entity, either R.O.C., P.R.C., or others.
Number three. So far, the R.O.C. is unable to transform itself into a true Taiwan Republic by abandoning its China-established constitution completely. It would remain a pipe dream without the help and understanding of the U.S. and the free world.
How can the world help
The U.S. was the sole power that placed Taiwan under the military occupation and administration of the R.O.C. on Taiwan by error in 1945. This is the time to rectify the mistake. The U.S. has all the legal rights to help the Taiwanese remove the system of the R.O.C. from Taiwan. The U. S. A. also carries the moral obligation to restitute for the crimes that R.O.C. and its leaders, Chiang K.S., his son and their KMT (Chinese Nationalist Party in Taiwan) associates, have committed against the Taiwanese. (Reference: Formosa Betrayed by George Kerr; First published in Great Britain 1966 by Eyre & Spottiswoode Ltd; Second edition in 1992 published by Taiwan Publishing Co. ; Available on amazon.com. Kindle version available.)
The belief and hope of a better world
When the U. S. and free world stand together to formerly recognize a true Taiwan Republic, the miracle of world peace will come much closer to reality than just a dream.
May 5, 2020
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