Is Taiwan an independent country?

Is Taiwan part of China or are they indpendent? IF they declare independence then what will be the response from China? and what will the Americans do. China claims Taiwan and Taiwan has been under China for so long. Politically it is but Taiwan insists it is independent. What will be the result and will war occur?

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  • BDOLE
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago
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    The situation with Taiwan is tricky. According to the United States, Taiwan is no longer recognized as the legitimate government of China, and is considered under technical control of the Chinese Communist Party.

    However, the United States also backs Taiwan as an "autonomous" entity. Which is to say, we tell China that Taiwan is theirs, but we make it very clear that it's only to let them save face, and that Taiwan can govern itself. If China moves on Taiwan, the United States will likely defend it, a situation nobody wants to be involved in. If Taiwan declares independence, China will likely invade Taiwan, and the United States may not interfere due to a declaration of independence being considered provocative.

    It's really quite a complicated situation, but the basic idea is that everybody's hands are tied, and we simply uphold the status quo as any other course of action would be disastrous at the moment.

    • Kro4 years agoReport

      Yeah, I think "theoretical control" is more accurate.

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    4 years ago

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  • 3 years ago

    Is Taiwan Independent

  • Diana
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    do you want to start world war three? The one hot button China has is Taiwan. China considers Taiwan as still part of China. If it declares it's Independence China will invade. The U.S. would have to honor it's treaty and WW3 would be on. China will wait as long as Taiwan keeps the status quo. So while the reality might be that Taiwan is independent it just can't say so.

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  • 5 years ago

    Taiwan is truly a independent country! Most of the people from China even know that!

    Unlike Hong Kong, China people go to Hong Kong don't need passport, but go to Taiwan they need passport!

    Some of China people think Taiwan is part of them just because they are brainwashed by Communist Party of China, and brainwashing is what CPC good at.

    • Wenxin3 years agoReport

      Not only do people from mainland China need a passport to visit Hong Kong, they also need a visa - Hong Kong is a special administrative region within China. So yes, an area can belong to the PRC, yet still require a passport/visa for mainland Chinese people to visit.

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    4 years ago

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    The reason that the Republic of China (ROC) on Taiwan is not able to get admitted to the vast majority of international organizations as an independent sovereign nation can be summed up nicely by saying "no territory." In other words, the ROC on Taiwan does not hold "legal title" to the areas of Formosa and the Pescadores. The claim that the ROC had sovereignty over the areas of Formosa and the Pescadores up to 1949 is clearly false. There had been no transfer of territorial sovereignty of these areas to the ROC at any time prior to this date. In fact, in 1949 the post-war peace treaty had not yet come into effect!! The acceptance of the surrender of Japanese forces was done according to the directions of US General MacArthur. In General Order No. 1 of Sept. 2, 1945, MacArthur directed a Chinese ally -- Chiang Kai-shek, of the Republic of China -- to go to Taiwan and accept the surrender of the Japanese troops stationed there. In legal terms, MacArthur's order created an agency arrangement for the military occupation of Taiwan: The United States being the principal occupying power, with Chiang Kai-shek's ROC troops fulfilling the role of a subordinate occupying power. Then in late 1949 a large number of high-ranking officials of the ROC fled to occupied Taiwan from the mainland, thus becoming a government in exile. In the post war San Francisco Peace Treaty of April 28, 1952, Japan renounced the sovereignty of Taiwan without specifying a receiving country. The Sino-Japanese Peace Treaty of August 5, 1952, confirmed these arrangements. In other words, from 1945 to the present, there are no international treaties or other legal documents which can show that the territorial sovereignty of Taiwan has ever been transferred to the ROC. Without any such proof of transfer, the ROC on Taiwan merely remains as (1) a subordinate occupying power, and (2) a government in exile. There has been no change in this status to date. Hence, the ROC on Taiwan has "no territory." With "no territory" the ROC on Taiwan cannot be considered an independent sovereign nation. (The issue of what country is actually holding the territorial title to Taiwan is a separate matter. However, it is certainly not the PRC.)

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Taiwan is neither independent nor a part of China.

    This must be examined in detail. The reason that the Republic of China (ROC) on Taiwan is not able to get admitted to the vast majority of international organizations as an independent sovereign nation can be summed up nicely by saying "no territory."

    In other words, the ROC on Taiwan does not hold "legal title" to the areas of Formosa and the Pescadores.

    The claim that the ROC had sovereignty over the areas of Formosa and the Pescadores up to 1949 is clearly false. There had been no transfer of territorial sovereignty of these areas to the ROC at any time prior to this date. In fact, in 1949 the post-war peace treaty had not yet come into effect!!

    The acceptance of the surrender of Japanese forces was done according to the directions of US General MacArthur. In General Order No. 1 of Sept. 2, 1945, MacArthur directed a Chinese ally -- Chiang Kai-shek, of the Republic of China -- to go to Taiwan and accept the surrender of the Japanese troops stationed there. In legal terms, MacArthur's order created an agency arrangement for the military occupation of Taiwan: The United States being the principal occupying power, with Chiang Kai-shek's ROC troops fulfilling the role of a subordinate occupying power.

    Then in late 1949 a large number of high-ranking officials of the ROC fled to occupied Taiwan from the mainland, thus becoming a government in exile.

    In the post war San Francisco Peace Treaty of April 28, 1952, Japan renounced the sovereignty of Taiwan without specifying a receiving country. The Sino-Japanese Peace Treaty of August 5, 1952, confirmed these arrangements.

    In other words, from 1945 to the present, there are no international treaties or other legal documents which can show that the territorial sovereignty of Taiwan has ever been transferred to the ROC. Without any such proof of transfer, the ROC on Taiwan merely remains as (1) a subordinate occupying power, and (2) a government in exile.

    There has been no change in this status to date. Hence, the ROC on Taiwan has "no territory." With "no territory" the ROC on Taiwan cannot be considered an independent sovereign nation.

    (The issue of what country is actually holding the territorial title to Taiwan is a separate matter. However, it is certainly not the PRC.)

    • david5 years agoReport

      Excellent and correct explanation! Nothing can stop Taiwan to be an independent country!

  • 1 decade ago

    China has declared they will invade Taiwan if they secure International recognition of their Independence ... This statement was made in conjunction with a multibillion euro arms sale to China by the EU.

    Yes, America will stand with Taiwan and suffer casualties of EU weapons

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The former government of China took refuge in Taiwan during the Maoist revolution, so technically they are Chinese but they don't recognize the current communist regime.

  • 5 years ago

    If Taiwan is part of China than that mean US is part of UK

    • rong3 years agoReport

      what kind of answer is that? go back to school and learn about us and uk history

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