Why the US can not condone a Taiwan declaration of independence is buried in a past when Taiwan was included in the map of the Empire of Japan.
A hint: when it comes to the Senkakus, the US only acknowledges current Japanese government control over the area. The US does not say who owns the Senkakus? Why?
From knowing who owns the Senkakus, one can derive who owns Taiwan. And it is not the inhabitants of Taiwan. That prevents Taiwan from unilaterally clinching independence.
To reach independence would first require the inhabitants of Taiwan to recognize the hidden owner, go to Him and petition Him for independence.
But, once they acknowledge their Crown, would the inhabitants of Taiwan be eager to turn their back on Him?
Zhongnanhai is aware of the truth hidden under the current status quo. It is only availing itself of the silence the US maintains to insert itself in an issue it has no traction over.
Conclusion: As Zhongnanhai is throwing its weight around in the western Pacific, the US policy of ambiguity over the issue of Taiwan has become obsolete, counter-productive.
Better allow the coming-out of He who owns Taiwan. And start from there.
According to the April 17, 1895/4/17 of Shimonoseki, the Emperor of Qing recognizes to the Emperor of Japan the full sovereignty of Formosa and Pescadores in perpetuity The September 8, 1951 Treaty of Peace with Japan only involves a recognition of independence to a new political entity, the 1947-born state of Japan under its “made-in-occupied Japan” Constitution. PM Yoshida Shigeru attends the San Francisco Conference as representative of that newly constituted state. Such Japan is born out of the Empire. The question then remains. Quid of the nurturing womb, the Empire of Great-Japan?
On learning of Pearl-Harbor, a vindictive British PM W. Churchill had predicted that the Empire of Great-Japan would be destroyed to smithereens. And on August 15, 1945, the late Emperor Showa took it upon himself, as head of state, to seek an armistice under the conditions spelled out in the Potsdam Declaration. A seven year-long occupation of the Empire ensued.
The Supreme commander of all allied forces (the first UN peace keeping forces) apportioned each allied commander the area of the Empire the forces under his command were to occupy. No matter under which national flag each commander operates, as regard his occupation duites, he remains beholden to SCAP while occupation lasts.
As pointed at by General MacArthur on the occasion of his testimony to Congress, Taiwan remains legally a territory of the Empire of Japan. SFPT is only concerned with the recognition of independence of a New Japan and a divided Korea. Occupied Okinawa will be transferred under the control of the government of Japan twenty years later.
Except for confirming that the new-born state of Japan under its “made-in-occupied Japan” Constitution is not involved into how remaining Imperial Crown territories shall be disposed of, the treaty does not say much of the future of such Imperial Crown territories as Formosa, Pescadores and their dependencies in the South China Seas.
With Shimonoseki in mind, absence of a decision, or postponement of a decision on the issue of the disposition of Imperial Crown territory Taiwan must be construed as a hint that the Empire lives on, albeit in a dormant state induced since it fell through the cracks of SFPT. The conundrum the issue of Taiwan presents us with is only the tip of an iceberg called the Empire of Great-Japan.
Whether the presence of the political refugees from China should be tolerated any longer and under which conditions is up to the successors of he who facilitated their passage and stay on a territory of the Empire of Great-Japan. Meanwhile, Taiwan-native Imperial Crown Subjects should refrain from behaviors that bring disgrace upon themselves.
To operate while assuming having a handle on one’s master’s affairs is a proclivity common to all servants and slaves. But rather than their masters, are not those Chinese political refugees the honorable guests entrusted to them by their late Emperor at the behest of the head of state of a now allied US?
The Chinese political refugees never were the masters. And the proud sons and daughters of Kominka are not enslaved to any power, whether legitimate or not. Or they should not be construed as such, since, according to the Potsdam Declaration, its signatories pledged that, “[w]e do not intend that the Japanese shall be enslaved as a race or destroyed as a nation, . . . ..”
Natives of Taiwan are proud Imperial Subjects hosting Chinese political refugees on Imperial Crown territory. They must refrain from poking their noses in the internal affairs of the Chinese political refugees and their provisional government in exile. Natives are hosting the Chinese political refugees out of Imperial Crown Subject’s commitment to universal values. Any meddling on their part in their guests’ internal affairs smacks of an ancillary state of mind unbecoming of Imperial Crown Subjects.
Natives should be aware always of the statement that concluded the 12:00 noon, August 15, 1945 radio broadcast to the nation of their late Emperor’s Rescript on the Termination of the War. “The hardships and sufferings to which Our nation is to be subjected hereafter will be certainly great. We are keenly aware of the inmost feelings of all of you, Our subjects. However, it is according to the dictates of time and fate that We have resolved to pave the way for a grand peace for all the generations to come by enduring the unendurable and suffering what is insufferable.”
As long as a decision on the ultimate status remains pending, natives might take strength from assuming themselves bound under His Exhortation to “endure the unendurable and suffer the insufferable.” All the while, not unlike he who endeavors on the path to Buddhahood, they ought to keep always cultivating in their heart the seed of their allegiance to the Japanese Crown. This certainty will always afford them the spine or the backbone to stand up for their rights. And the certainty provided in the Treaty of Shimonoseki provides the bedrock on which to stand firm.