During the period of his Presidency, from 2000 to 2008, what documents would ROC President Chen Shui-bian have had to give to the United Nations in order to prove that “Taiwan” is qualified for membership in that world body? In fact, we can examine the “Montevideo Convention on the Rights and Duties of States” of 1934 to find the relevant four criteria, and thus easily clarify what documentation would be needed.
Permanent Population: photocopies of the ID cards, passports, etc. and the Nationality Law, etc. used by citizens of the “Republic of Taiwan.” English translations should be provided of all these documents.
Defined Territory: After 1895, Taiwan belonged to the Emperor of Japan. Therefore it is necessary to produce full documentation showing when, and according to the terms of what international treaty, Taiwan territory was transferred to an entity called the “Republic of Taiwan.”
三、政府：關於「台灣(共和)國」政府在台灣運作之文件。應當提出相關之「總組織規章、各院 (部、局、處) 的組織法、公務人員規則、人事行政規則、…」等等之一些英文參考資料。
Government: Documents which can show the operation of a “Republic of Taiwan” government in Taiwan should be provided. These could include organization charts for the central government, the different government divisions, ministries, etc., and the rules/regulations for civil servants, etc. Appropriate English language translations should also be attached.
Foreign Relations: Many people who live in Taiwan like to proclaim that “Taiwan has formal diplomatic relations with over twenty countries.” In order to apply to enter the United Nations, copies of the relevant documents should be provided. Have these countries actually established diplomatic relations with an entity called “Republic of Taiwan” ? If so, this is certainly big news, and the Secretary General of the United Nations will be very interested to find out about it.
Do you think that former President Chen could produce these types of documents to provide to the United Nations?
If not, we must face the question: Is Taiwan truly qualified to enter the United Nations?