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Dr. Roger C. S. Lin has a Ph.D. in international law from Meijo University, Nagoya, Japan. In cooperation with his associate Richard W. Hartzell, he has done extensive research into military jurisdiction under the US Constitution, the laws of war, the Hague and Geneva Conventions, the customary laws of treaties, and the Insular Cases of the US Supreme Court. Dr. Lin has served as Chairman of the Taiwan Civil Democratic Party, and is now the Secretary General of the Formosa Nation Legal-strategy Association (FNLA). He currently lives in Taipei, Taiwan.
OpEdNews readers may view the FNLA's latest ebook at http://www.taiwanbasic.com/ebooks/trelation/preface/
Taiwan: Search for a Non-Chinese Identity
The Taiwanese people have been having an identity crisis for decades. Some claim that the island is a renegade province of the "People's Republic of China," while others hold that Taiwan should be admitted to international organizations under the name of "Republic of China."
What both of these groups have in common is the stress on "China." But now a third group has emerged, which is promoting a non-Chinese identity.
Thursday, October 9, 2008(1 comments)
Taiwan is not a state, it's a Proxy Occupation
The international legal status of Taiwan has baffled legal scholars for several decades. The recent bizarre ruling by a Swiss Court adds even more confusion to the entire dispute. However, careful overviews of recent history and the details of the post-war treaties offer surprising evidence that Taiwan is neither independent nor part of any other nation.
How Congress Should Deal with the Taiwan Issue
It is high time that the members of US Congress woke up to the fact that Taiwan is an overseas territory under the jurisdiction of the United States of America. The Republic of China on Taiwan is a "subordinate occupying power" and "government in exile."