Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Taiwan is not a province of China

Wednesday, November 15, 2006
The Manila Times

I am grateful for The Manila Times carrying the photo on the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the opening of the “Enchanting Taiwan Photo Exhibition” and for the article accompanying it. However, I noticed that it stated that “Taiwan is a province of China with whom …” This is quite incorrect for since the “Republic of China government relocated in Taiwan in 1949 it maintains jurisdiction over Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen, Matsu and numerous other islets. Since 1949 the sides of the Taiwan Strait have been governed as separate territories, and their different identities and cultures have diverged ever more.”

Press Division Director
Taipei Economic & Cultural Office, Taiwan


Anonymous 熊猫吃山楂 said...

It's a little disingenuous to say that Taiwan isn't a province of China. Given that the ROC was recognized as the government of all of China for about thirty years and has never officially renounced it, what's the point of pretending that the ROC's stance has ever been that Taiwan is not part of China?

I would be interested to hear your thoughts on what I've written about Taiwan's Independence.

It seems to me a a vague obfuscation.

2:58 AM  

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