Taiwan’s constitution 2023

March 7, 2024

Two civil society groups in favor of Taiwan's independence called on the government to abandon the Constitution of the Republic of China (ROC) and draft a new constitution with "Taiwan" designated the country's official name. The government should "use Taiwan as its full country name" and "formulate a Taiwan Constitution" based on the premise that "Taiwan and China are not subordinate to one another!

World united formosans for independence chairman Mr. Richard Chen, said that the Taiwanese people’s needs cannot be met if the Republic of China constitution be revised instead a new constitution should be formed. Chen's organization was formed in 1970 by different Taiwanese pro-independence groups based in Taiwan, the United States, Japan and Europe, among other countries.

Currently headquartered in Taiwan, the organization questions the legitimacy and relevance of the ROC Constitution to modern-day Taiwan, rejecting it as not being based on the wishes of the people of Taiwan.

The call by WUFI and the Taiwan National Security Institute came months after the United States House of Representatives in late July passed a bill aimed at countering efforts by China to exclude Taiwan from participating in international organizations.

Titled the Taiwan International Solidarity Act, the bill makes the argument that United Nations Resolution 2758, which recognized the People's Republic of China as the only legitimate government of China in 1971, does not apply to Taiwan.

According to the resolution, the U.N. decided to recognize the representatives of the People's Republic of China government as "the only legitimate representatives of China to the United Nations" and "expel forthwith the representatives of Chiang Kai-shek (ROC) from the place."

The recent passage of the bill by the U.S. House reflected efforts by the international community to reject China's claims over Taiwan. Washington has said it does not support Taiwan independence and will continue to adhere to its one-China policy, under which the U.S. acknowledges Beijing's position that Taiwan is part of China but does not take a stance over the issue.

It is therefore problematic for Taiwan to continue to "wave the flag of the Republic of China" and maintain the Republic of China system on Taiwan, he added.

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