International Relations

Taiwan is a de facto country, meaning by facts, it is a country. By the Montevideo Convention, a country must fulfill the following 4 criterias:

(a) a permanent population;
(b) a defined territory;
(c) government; and
(d) capacity to enter into relations with the other states.

One of the biggest topics around Taiwan is its status in the international community. Here we explore different areas of how, why and what happened to Taiwan to get where it is today.

Is Taiwan a country or not? Here’s the information to help you decide.

US-Taiwan-China Relations

The US Taiwan China trilateral relationship is one of the most troublesome international affairs. Check out different historical events that impact each of these. It can be said that any move on one side of this triangle relationship will impact the other.

United Nations

One of the most prompt arguments about Taiwan’s international legal status is its lack of recognition by the United Nations. When the United Nations was formed, the Republic of China was one of five permanent seats. After 1949, the Chinese Nationalist Party and the Republic of China fled mainland China to establish itself in Taiwan. … Continue reading United Nations

One China Policy

The One-China Policy refers to the policy or view that there is only one state called “China” despite the existence of two governments that claim to be “China”. This means any countries that have or want diplomatic relations with China must break off official relations with Taiwan, or vice versa This policy is strongly enforced … Continue reading One China Policy

Diplomatic Allies

Diplomatic relations are set up between two bodies of government. Taiwan’s government is the Republic of China so the terms will be used interchangeably. However, it is a point that there are no countries in the world that recognize “Taiwan” as Taiwan is not a government. How Many Countries Officially Recognize Taiwan? When the Republic … Continue reading Diplomatic Allies

World War 2

World War 2 is the fight against the Allied and Axis fought on the European front and the Pacific Theater. For the people on the island of Taiwan, they fought for the Japanese Empire. While in modern day, Republic of China is nearly synonymous to Taiwan, during World War Two, Republic of China was on … Continue reading World War 2