The establishment of a genuine democratic free and independent Taiwan (Formosa) that benefits world peace.
History of “March for Taiwan”
Groups of Taiwanese Americans physically marched three times in years 2007, 2009 and 2010 respectively, twice in the US (2007 and 2009) and once (2010) in Taiwan. The purpose of the 2007 march was to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the February 28, 1947 (a.k.a. 2-28) Massacre of Formosans (Taiwanese) by the Chinese Nationalist (Republic of China) army in Taiwan. The 2009 march was to commemorate the 30th anniversary of Taiwan Relations Act (TRA) which was passed by the Congress in 1978 and signed into law by President Carter in the year 1979. The 2010 march in Taipei, Taiwan was to call for a “Republic of Taiwan” now!
But, while the Taiwanese seem to have their freedom and democracy in electing the leaders, why equating Taiwan to the “Republic of China (ROC)” is the greatest threat to the peace of the world, not to mention to Taiwan itself? Why is it urgent that Taiwan needs to remove “Republic of China”?
Current political status of Taiwan
A decade later, from the last march in 2010, 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 future of Taiwan more difficult. The previous Ma administration (2008 – 2016) almost sold out Taiwan to People’s Republic of China (PRC a.k.a. China) by weakening its military defense capacity substantially. Furthermore, Ma 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 Taiwan is already independent and its name is Republic of China (ROC) Taiwan or Chinese Taipei.
There are three understandings one needs to grasp. Number one, the fact check tells us that People’s Republic of China (PRC) is the enemy of the free world especially the United States of America today. Number two, sovereignty of Taiwan belongs to the people of Taiwan, instead of to any foreign political entity, either PRC or ROC, or others. Number three, not only does the Republic of China (ROC) not have the sovereignty over Taiwan but also the ROC cannot transform itself into Taiwan unless it abandons its constitution which was originated from China. In the political sense, the existence of the ROC paves the way for a eventual annexation of Taiwan by POC (Peoples’ Republic of China).
Since 1996, the people of Taiwan were allowed to vote directly for the president of the ROC. That sustains the Chinese constitution of the ROC and continue to handicap a true Taiwanese democracy and freedom. It is not only keeping an outdated two-China policy alive, but also jeopardizing an emerging new nation of Taiwan Republic.
Therefore, we call for the concerned people of the world to support this effort of removal of the Republic of China from Taiwan.