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 vision. (Please view the next page about the history of March for Taiwan)
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 precarious. The previous Ma administration (2008 – 2016) almost sold out Taiwan to the People’s Republic of China (PRC 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 economic 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 (ROC) 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 “ROC equals Taiwan”. We believe that her victory in the presidential election of December of 2019 was influenced by some of the following factors: the lack of other options and the fear of the PRC in the voters’ mind. Other factors that forced the people of Taiwan to re-elect the DPP’s presidential incumbent Tsai, I. W. (DPP, Democratic Progressive Party, supposed to be a pro-Taiwanese Independence party), include the massive protests in Hong Kong against Chinese repression and the extreme pro-“unification” agenda of the opposition KMT candidate.
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 over Taiwan and continues to forestall a true Taiwanese democratic state. It not only keeps an outdated “unofficial Two-China policy, or official One-China”, alive, but also jeopardizes an emerging new Taiwan Republic.
The people of Taiwan are held as political hostages by the PRC and ROC to serve their own interests and agenda. On the PRC side, by keeping the ROC 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 PRC’s best interest to annex Taiwan by internal political subversion. On the side of the ROC, the regime is buying its time by continuing the lies of the ROC’s sovereignty over Taiwan and presenting itself as a anti-Communist Chinese state called ROC-Taiwan.
Number one. The fact check tells us that the dictator, Xi, and his ruling party of Chinese 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 saw 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 is the worst destroyers of the human race.
Number two. Sovereignty of Taiwan belongs to the people of Taiwan, instead of any foreign or domestic political entity, either ROC, PRC, or others.
Number three. So far, the ROC is unable to transform itself into a true Taiwan Republic by abandoning its China-born constitution. A Taiwan Republic would remain a pipe dream without the help and understanding of the U.S. and the free world.
Join the New “March for Taiwan” 2020
We applaud and endorse the recent US carrier group training exercises, and the flyovers of US bomber groups, in the South China Sea. We desire that such exercises and demonstrations of capability will continue or be repeated, as appropriate, on a regular basis. We are happy to see the recent alliances and agreements by the US with Japan and other southeastern Asian nations, to counter Chinese expansionism in the Pacific and into the territories of its southern, western, and northern neighbors.
The US affirmation of the decision of the international tribunal should be strongly upheld, which would be confirming the ownership of various disputed islands in favor of the neighboring nations; and most importantly, a free international passage of South China Sea should be respected by China. China should dismantle its military installations on those artificial islands that they illegally constructed in the South China Sea.
We welcome the recent US Senate bill and the companion Taiwan Defense Act (TDA) in the Congress that are to reinforce the Taiwan Relations Act (TRA). We encourage the US to continue these efforts and physically send forces to Taiwan to deter the Chinese aggression!
The dire need is demanded here for a new US declaration of the importance to world peace, that all nations must protect the independence and sovereignty of a new Taiwan as a free nation! The US should further recognize this genuine Taiwan Republic after helping the Taiwanese to remove the ROC from Taiwan. After all, the US shipped the ROC and its refugees to Taiwan by the end of WWII. The US has been protecting the ROC and its political allies from being prosecuted for the anti-human rights crimes they have committed. Most importantly, the ROC has deprived the Taiwanese of their inalienable rights to self-determination.
We invite you to express your views, if agreeable with the contents of this website, by writing to the Congressperson representing your District, and to one or both of the Senators representing your State. Just writing a short one to introduce the address of this website would be just fine. In this way, you will become part of new “March for Taiwan” 2020. We shall be thankful to receive a copy when you write on our behalf. When you write please include this website address (http://www.marchfortaiwan.us) as a reference to the recipients.
Perhaps, we should end this segment by asking ourselves a few questions. Why should I write this letter to anyone on behalf of the Taiwanese people? What is Taiwan to do with me as an American or non-Taiwanese? We have tons of answers for these questions. Perhaps, please allow us to present you with an interview of the Secretary of State Mike Pompeo as one of the reasons for making this decision. https://youtu.be/JDK_ghBaNF4
The belief and hope of a better world
When the U. S. and the free world stand together to formally recognize a true Taiwan Republic, the prospect for world peace will come much closer to reality than just a dream.
July 4, 2020