Daniel Halliday
Oct 15 · Last update 2 mo. ago.
Is there a peaceful solution to the China/Taiwan issue?
Both the Chinese and Taiwanese governments claim to be the legitimate ruling party of China in its entirety, since the end of conflict in the Chinese Civil War in 1950. Presently no armistice or peace treaty exists between the two governments, however they have shared economic ties since the late 1970’s. Is there a solution to this long standing issue? Is the One China policy workable in either way?
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The reunification of China will inevitably happen
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Formal Independence of Taiwan and the formation of a Republic
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China’s complete embrace of democracy and a popular vote over respective governments
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The reunification of China will inevitably happen

Both governments of the Republic of China and the People’s Republic of China see themselves as the rightful government of the entire territory of China. Likewise both the Communist Party of the People’s Republic of China, and the political coalition of Kuomintang, People First Party, the New Party and Minkuotang all support reunification of the two nations on both sides of the Formosa Strait. The difference being both sides claim to legitimacy and the time frame, with the Communist Party stressing the high priority of reunification with the One-China policy and the other Taiwanese parties seeking an eventual incorporation of the mainland into the ROC. With both sides wanting the same thing the only thing that needs to change is the political landscape, which has happened before, such as a major reshuffle or the embracing of a new regime, but with both sides wanting reunification it will be an eventual reality.

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Formal Independence of Taiwan and the formation of a Republic

Taiwan is a territory that has long been occupied, the Dutch, Spanish, Chinese and finally Japanese occupying the island from as far back as the 17th century. The island of Taiwan is a very different place today with a fairly liberal democratic system maintaining government in the region. Looking forward the country will need to embrace freedom after this successful adoption of democracy, in order to end this longstanding stalemate of sovereignty with mainland china. Holding a referendum vote on Taiwanese independence and forming a separate state would be the best way to achieve this.

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China’s complete embrace of democracy and a popular vote over respective governments

Putting government arguments and wishes aside, unquestionably the best thing for the people of this region is a direct say in who governs them. Democratic systems tend to lead to great advances in human rights, such as freedom of speech, freedom of association and an end to tyranny and violent oppression. The Chinese region as a whole should be allowed to represent itself and take a step towards greater level of peace and freedom.

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Daniel Halliday
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Putting government arguments and wishes aside, unquestionably the best thing for the people of this region is a direct say in who governs them. Democratic systems tend to lead to great advances in human rights, such as freedom of speech, freedom of association and an end to tyranny and violent oppression. The Chinese region as a whole should be allowed to represent itself and take a step towards greater level of peace and freedom.
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