tommy525 wrote:There still exists TWO different Chinas in this world. And in this world TAiwan is a province of the Rep of China in fact and a province of PRC's china in contention.
Taiwan is NOT a province of the ROC in fact. It is only claimed by the ROC. "In fact" its status is undetermined. Once again, we must post:
"After signing the treaty, the ROC delegate, then ROC foreign minister George Yeh (葉公超), faced harsh questioning from legislators in a Legislative Yuan meeting regarding why the treaty between the ROC and Japan did not state unambiguously that Taiwan and Penghu were returned to the ROC.
Yeh replied that "No provision has been made either in the San Francisco Treaty or the Sino-Japanese Treaty as to the future of Taiwan and Penghu." Yeh further explained: "In fact, we control them now, and undoubtedly they constitute a part of our territories. The delicate international situation, however, means that they do not belong to us. In these circumstances, Japan has no right to transfer Formosa (Taiwan) and the Pescadores (Penghu) to us. Nor could we accept such a transfer from Japan even if she wished to do so."
In 1972 upon establishment of diplomatic relations with the People's Republic of China, Japanese Foreign Minister Ohira announced that the treaty had become obsolete and was therefore rescinded (as he had been requested by the PRC to do), though the legality of the move was subject to some debate. According to the Joint Communique of the Government of Japan and the Government of the People's Republic of China, Japan understood and respected (but not necessarily recognized) the PRC position that Taiwan was part of the PRC.
the ROC Minister of Foreign Affairs George Kung-ch'ao Yeh (葉公超) told the Legislative Yuan after signing the treaty that: "The delicate international situation makes it that they [Taiwan and Penghu] do not belong to us. Under present circumstances, Japan has no right to transfer [Taiwan] to us; nor can we accept such a transfer from Japan even if she so wishes." "