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Boon Kheng Chai (Biopolymath)
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Why New Taiwan Dollar is issued in Taiwan and not the Chinese Yuan?
If you are familiar with international law and followed Taiwan closely, you'd know that the Republic of China is a government-in-exile . Governments in exile are normally not permitted to issue currencies in host territory, even for own use by nationals. Is...

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Why it is New Taiwan Dollar and not Chinese Yuan
Governments in exile are normally not permitted to issue currencies in host territory, even for own use by nationals. Issue of currencies has to be undertaken by government of the host State. The Republic of China in Taiwan is an exception. Since the territ...

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Is Chou Tzuyu a Taiwanese, Chinese or Stateless person? International law tells you...
I have finally figured out the true nationality status of my favourite idol, TWICE’s Chou Tzuyu . Without a serious incident breaking out, we will not bother about the underlying issue that causes it. The underlying issue of the Chou Tzuyu flag controversy ...

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How the outbreak of Korean War affected Taiwan
Shift of strategic direction of United States following Korean War I have been wondering why Taiwan wasn't returned to China as promised in the Cairo Declaration. It turned out that outbreak of Korean War was the turning point for America's shift of interna...

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The truth about Taiwan Retrocession Day
Was Taiwan returned to Chinese sovereignty on 25 October 1945? In order for us to know the significance of the so-called "Taiwan Retrocession Day" it is paramount for us to understand the basis of Republic of China's authority on Taiwan. First, we must esta...

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Taiwanese are Chinese? A US memorandum dated 1946 raised concern
An issue pertaining to the Taiwan question is the nationality and citizenship of the Taiwanese population. The question of nationality and citizenship is a matter of law, not racial identity per se. It is to my knowledge that the Executive Yuan of the Repub...

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Going deep in Treaty of San Francisco
I have been pondering about the Treaty of San Francisco for a very long time, primarily because of its connection with the Taiwan Question. The Treaty of San Francisco is the peace treaty signed with Japan to end the Pacific War. In order to understand a tr...

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关于台湾国族认同问题 - 回应刘乐妍
Taiwanese entertainer Fanny Liew wrote a piece about identity politics in Taiwan. She contended that Taiwanese and Chinese identity should not be at odds with each other. Her family fled to Taiwan with the Chinese Nationalist (KMT) regime to Taiwan at the c...

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Why so serious about sovereignty of Taiwan?
I came across this interesting video of Taiwanese parliamentary debate. Over the issue of history syllabus to be implemented in Taiwan, legislator from Democratic Progressive Party Kuan Bi-ling posed questions to Taiwanese education minister Wu Si-hua . The...

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Resolution 2758 of the UN General Assembly Explained
I came across this interesting video of Taiwanese parliamentary debate. Over the issue of history syllabus to be implemented in Taiwan, legislator from Democratic Progressive Party Kuan Bi-ling posed questions to Taiwanese education minister Wu Si-hua . The...
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