Two separate statements made by the high officials of the two Chinese governments in 1999 call into question the sovereignty of Taiwan. These two statements relate to the sovereignty of Taiwan. The first raises the question whether Taiwan is a sovereign state. The second statement raises the question whether China has sovereignty over Taiwan. This Article concludes that although Taiwan is a civil society, it is not a state, and offers a solution in the form of a referendum by the people in Taiwan with an international guarantee of its result. The article suggests that the U.S. and other governments reformulate their foreign policy toward China and Taiwan in accord with the findings of the Article.
Y. Frank Chiang,
State, Sovereignty, and Taiwan,
23 Fordham Int'l L.J. 959
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