Taiwan on UN

​As a Taiwanese, I believe we all frustrate in the UN membership. Why Taiwan can’t be accepted as member of the United Nation? Has Taiwan ever applied the UN membership? According to the UN Charter that its membership is open to all peace loving states. Is Taiwan a nation? Yes, of course Taiwan has all the elements of a nation - government, military and elected president. But, if we go more details such as when was it established? Does Taiwan own her own state sovereignty? Is there a Taiwan Constitution? ​We are tongue-tied. 
​However, there will be different answers to these questions. The Chinese Nationals Party KMT will answer you Taiwan is part of Republic of China. The major opposite party DPP will tell you Taiwan is ROC and ROC is Taiwan. Some of the Taiwan Independent group will tell you Taiwan is an independent nation and her name ROC at this time. Some TI will tell you that Taiwan is not yet a nation. But, the Communist China always say Taiwan is part of China.
Is Taiwan part of China or Taiwan of ROC? What is the relationship of Taiwan and China? The KMT government occupied Taiwan since end of WWII and brain washed Taiwanese that Taiwanese are Chinese and Taiwan is part of China. ROC/KMT/Ma said there is only one China in the world that is ROC. But in the international community and UN they only recognize the People’s Republic of China. 
​May 27, 2014 a group led by former DPP chairman Shih Ming-teh proposed a “Broad one-China framework” with five principles include “respect the status quo” “the status quo” “one China has been narrowed” “Forming a China to include ROC and PRC” “two sides should eliminate hostile to each other”. This “Greater one China” principle proposed by the so call bipartisan mixed with the green and the blue concepts rejected by both Beijing government and the DPP newly elected chairwoman.  PRC insists on the one country two system, KMT/Ma insists on his three noes – no unification, no independence, no use of force”. DPP/Tsai insists on the Taiwan consent – Taiwan’s future decide by the 23M Taiwanese. 
​All the above-mentioned notes and proposals are based upon the concept that ROC is legally owns Taiwan. Unfortunately there is no any legal document can prove that ROC owns Taiwan’s territorial sovereignty. If we tie Taiwan with ROC we go nowhere. 
​On November 30, 1950 Thursday 3-6:30pm the United Nations Security Council held its 530th Meeting at Lake Success, New York and made a very clear answer to China’s claim of the ownership of Taiwan with a decisive vote 9 to 1 rejected the complaint of the United States armed invasion of Taiwan. Wu Hsiu-Chuan, the official representative of the Central People’s Government of the People’s Republic of China accused the United States aggressed/invaded China’s territory Taiwan. But the UN Security Council officially answered him NO. Even the ROC’s UN ambassador Wellington Koo voted against Wu’s complaint on that day. This is the official record that Taiwan is not part of China. Please do read!  http://www.un.org/en/ga/search/view_doc.asp?symbol=S/PV.530
​Yes, all Taiwanese should read this part of history to understand their own national identities. Taiwan is not ROC and ROC is not Taiwan. Of course Taiwan is not part of China. Let’s all watch closely what title Ma is going to put on his dream meeting with China’s president Xi Jinping. Yes, ROC is part of China and should return to China but not Taiwan.  

​ John Hsieh
Hayward, California

Taiwan Autonomy