taiwan used to be part of dynastic china.
dynastic china “ceded” it to japan “in perpetuity.”
so, taiwan was of japan.
after WWII, japan was stripped of her pacific possessions by the allies.
ensuing treaties resolved each region, save one: taiwan.
if taiwan’s final status has yet to be resolved, doesn’t such imply that taiwan remains under the aegis of the US and the allies?
china always tells the US not to meddle in chinese affairs about HK, but never makes such assertations regarding taiwan. why doesn’t the PRC tell the US to butt out of 'chinese affairs" regarding taiwan? could such be because even china recognizes that the US “holds the papers to taiwan” legally?
the US houses don’t do foreign policy. it ain’t their area. but…the US houses of legislation have the “taiwan relations act.” how can the “taiwan relations act” be legal if taiwan is a foreign country? it seems to only make sense if taiwan is a defacto trust territory of the states.
as such, shouldn’t taiwanese be allowed to access the rights and benefits accorded to residents of other U.S. trust territories?