12 Aug '17, 3am

Taiwan: a derogation of international law?:

At the end of China’s civil war in 1949 the Kuomintang government fled the mainland but set itself up in the last remaining territory it did control – the island of Taiwan, where it continued to assert it was still the legitimate government of all of China. On the mainland of course the People’s Republic also asserted it was the legitimate government of all of China. The US militarily assisted the Kuomintang to ensure that the PRC would not complete its takeover of all of China by force. The resulting situation repeats earlier historical episodes where dynasties losing power in China have survived in Taiwan for a few generations after losing the mainland, with the island eventually being reabsorbed into the mainland regime. This presumably is the process the PRC believes is going on. Granting this history, I cant see how international law can be seen as being on the side o...

Full article: http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2017/08/12/taiwan-a-derogati...

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