The ROC press is reporting something like over 60% in favor of it.
I thought those ‘dinosaurs’ of the mainland LY were removed in 1991 when LTH came into power.
I was reading the bilateral Treaty of Taipei on Taiwan Documents, and Article X clearly states the treaty conditions of “Formosans” having ROC nationality.
This is like Puerto Ricans becoming “collectively naturalized” as US citizens by the Congress laws of INA, authorized under that bilateral peace treaty of 1898 with Spain. According to Puerto Ricans, this very fact of their US citizenship is truly most disturbing as the Congress could sell them down the river to another big imperialist power. Even in another hundred years or so, any future Congressional actions could “denaturalize” them, like in the event of independence or “trade”. “Birth in Puerto Rico” is not granted under the 14th Amendment’s “birth-rights” of US citizenship, it was the “naturalization powers”. (Rogers v. Bethei (1972)). SHOCK!
The ROC problem is the Japanese scrapped the treaty in 1972. Now SFPT supersedes it (Art. 26), and the TT states similiar provisions in Art. 11.
Without TT, what is the legal nationality of those Formosans born with a “Japanese Family Register”?
(Remember that traditionally only one’s “patrimonial descent” has ever conferred nationality in Japan and ROC, not birth. However, the ROC changed the Nationality Law on February 9, 2000, so now a child gets ROC nationality if the mother OR the father is an ROC citizen.)