Skip to comments.Taiwan President Declares Taiwan Must Seek Independence
Posted on 03/04/2007 11:21:03 AM PST by at bay
Taiwanese President Chen Shui-bian, in an abrupt move on Sunday, declared that Taiwan must seek independence.
"On the 25th birthday of FAPA (the Formosan Association for Public Affairs), I want to put forward the 'four musts and one no' call. They are: Taiwan must seek independence, must rectify its name, must have a new constitution and must seek development," Chen said at the dinner party marking the 25th anniversary of founding of FAPA, a US- based pro-independence group formed by overseas Taiwanese.
The island of Taiwan, formerly known as Formosa and officially called the Republic of China, was site of the Chinese Nationalist government-in-exile at the end of the Chinese Civil War in 1949.
In explaining the "four musts and one no," Chen said that Taiwan's seeking independence owed to the country's being a sovereign state, independent of the People's Republic of China, and that independence was common dream and goal of Taiwan's people.
He said the country should apply for membership of the United Nations under the name "Taiwan," frame a new constitution and develop its economy and democracy in keeping with being an independent nation.
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This is big news, though, seriously.
About 20 years too late, burt better late than never.
Well now. This is going to muddy the geopolitical waters. The red dragon, with the new found ego, ain't gonna like it. Might mess up the Olympics.
We ain't gonna do anything...
That is exactly what they should have been saying for many years. Good for you Taiwan.
Actually making this call before the olympics might be very strategic. China would look like the equivalent of Nazi Germany in 1936 if it invaded now.
not good timing ping
I know. Bush loves Chicoms, terrorists, I've looked into his soul and he seems like a nice guy Putin, and illegals. Bush was so great not too long ago and seemed to all apart.
As weird as it sounds the Republic of China on Taiwan currently claims to be the legitimate government of ALL of China.
What independence means is they give up this claim, actually, and just claim to be an independent island.
The Chicoms actually would be more POed by that than the decades-long claim that they were the legitimate government of the whole of China and that the Chicoms were an illegitimate government.
Live grenade in the punchbowl.
Well, this will push the Taiwan Question to the forefront. It is getting into territory covered by Red China's anti-secession act passed back in 2005.
No, very smart. Perfect timing.
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The Nationalists occupied Formosa, which did not make it China, but Taiwan remains a US territory. If Taiwan wants independence, it need only ask the US.
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