[quote=“BlueGreen”][quote=“ac_dropout”]Oh cry me a river.
ROC is China.
Look here is the admendment to the ROC constitution
[quote]Article 9. The system of self-government in the provinces and counties shall include the following provisions, which shall be established by the enactment of appropriate laws, the restrictions in Article 108, Paragraph 1, Item 1; Article 109; Article 112, 113, 114, 115; and Article 122 of the Constitution notwithstanding:
A province shall have a provincial government of nine members, one of whom shall be the provincial governor. All members shall be nominated by the president of the Executive Yuan and appointed by the president of the Republic.
A province shall have a provincial advisory council made up of a number of members who shall be nominated by the president of the Executive Yuan and appointed by the president of the Republic.
A county shall have a county council, members of which shall be elected by the people of the said county.
The legislative powers vested in a county shall be exercised by the county council of the said county.
A county shall have a county government headed by a county magistrate who shall be elected by the people of the said county.
The relationship between the central government and the provincial and county governments.
A province shall execute the orders of the Executive Yuan and supervise matters governed by the counties.
The terms of office of the members of the Tenth Taiwan Provincial Assembly and of the first elected governor of Taiwan Province shall end on December 20, 1998. Elections for members of the Taiwan Provincial Assembly and for the governor of Taiwan Province shall be suspended following the conclusion of the terms of office of the members of the Tenth Taiwan Provincial Assembly and of the first elected governor of Taiwan Province.
Following the suspension of elections for members of the Taiwan Provincial Assembly and for the governor of Taiwan Province, modifications of the functions, operations, and organization of the Taiwan Provincial Government may be specified by law. [/quote]
The offices are suspended, but they never dissolved the provincial structure, including Taiwan.
Ergo, Taiwan is still a province in ROC (ie China).[/quote]
Taiwan is not part of China because the ROC does not exist. The ROC died in 1949 when it illegally occupied our nation.[/quote]
Then please tell your legislator if you are Taiwanese. Tell him you are ready to join an all professional military if you’re an able bodied male, and that you’re willing to do real reserve duty for 8 years after your active stint. Tell him you’re ready to keep a loaded gun under your bed. Tell him you are ready to pay higher taxes to support massive increases in military expenditure, and by massive, I mean stuff that would make the Kidd class destroyers and the controversial arms package look like the brass’s monthly dry cleaning bill. Tell your legislator that you are ready to go straight to war just so you can have that name change. Tell him that you’re ready to send your son or sons off to fight and perhaps die just so you can change that piece of ROC law that calls Taiwan a province. Do the names “ROC” and “Taiwan Province” seem a bit of a mismatch with reality? Sure. But the only way those names are going to change is if a large majority of Taiwanese are ready to risk death for them and theirs. If they’re not ready to do that, then why should I entertain them with labels for their homeland that they themselves have not collectively chosen to put in their own laws?