There is no Legal Authorization for
over Native Taiwanese People in Taiwan

According to our research, none of the following announcements, orders, communiques, legal documents, etc. contain any provisions which, under international law, can be interpreted to authorize the implementation of MILITARY CONSCRIPTION laws over the native Taiwanese populace by the "Republic of China" in Taiwan.

  1. The Cairo and Potsdam Declarations of Dec. 1, 1943, and July 26, 1945, respectively

  2. The Japanese Surrender Documents, including the Emperor's acceptance of the terms of surrender on Aug. 15, 1945, the signing of the surrender documents in Tokyo Bay on Sept. 2, 1945, and later in Taipei, Taiwan, on Oct. 25, 1945

  3. The Senate-ratified San Francisco Peace Treaty (SFPT) of April 28, 1952

  4. The Sino-Japanese Peace Treaty   (Treaty of Taipei)   Aug. 5, 1952
    reference is made to the Article 10 Commentary

  5. The USA - ROC Mutual Defense Treaty of March 3, 1955
    specific reference is made to the US Senate's Committee on Foreign Relations Report of Feb. 8, 1955

  6. The decision in the court case of Sheng v. Rogers   (D.C. Circuit, Oct. 6, 1959)

  7. The Taiwan Relations Act (TRA) of Jan. 1, 1979
    reference is also made to the commentary at Taiwan's Status under the TRA

  8. President Reagan's Six Assurances of 1982
    reference is made to the commentary on the Heritage Foundation website

  9. The Three-Joint PRC-USA Joint Communiques of 1972, 1978, and 1982, and their content regarding the One China Policy of the United States
    specific reference is made to the Congressional Research Service Report for Congress China/Taiwan: Evolution of the "One China" Policy of July 9, 2007

  10. US Executive Order 13014 of August 15, 1996


1949 - 1956   Foreign Relations of the United States Documents on the Taiwan Status Issue

Mar. 24, 2008   Heritage Foundation WebMemo No. 1865

Research Report: Are Taiwanese Persons ROC Citizens?

-- Formosa Nation Legal-strategy Association  
& Volunteers for Democracy of Formosa

Nieco Tsai, President  
Los Angeles, Calif. 90058-2731


Historical Development of the Legal Status of Taiwan and the Republic of China

Republic of China government in exile

The Status Quo in the Taiwan Strait as defined by the US Constitution