Us Policy For Promoting Taiwan Independence

Dear Sir/Madam:

According to an article on Taipei Times – Sovereignty resides in the

people (available from the internet:

http://taipeitimes.com/news/2002/05/09/story/0000135297), the State

Department keeps some documents on the issue of Taiwan independence.

Let me quote the author of the article in issue as follows:

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In declassified State Department files, I have found two memoranda

concerning the legal status of Taiwan. One was an analysis written in

1961 by John Czyzak, legal adviser at the Far East Affairs Bureau. The

other was a rewriting in non-technical language, by Robert Starr in

1971, of Czyzak's analysis.

According to Czyzak's study, four legal theories had been advanced

concerning the status of Taiwan and Penghu. The first was that

sovereignty over the islands of Penghu had not been finally

determined. The second was that they belonged to the ROC. The third

was that the islands belonged to China. The fourth was that the

islands now formed a condominium belonging either to the victorious

parties of World War II or to the parties to the Japanese Peace

Treaty.

At the end of his lengthy anal-ysis, Czyzak concluded, "The most

tenable theory regarding the status of Formosa and the Pescadores is

that sovereignty over the islands has not been finally deter-mined."

The conclusion was restated in Starr's memorandum in 1971 and accepted

as the legal and political position of the US.

In fact, Charles Bray, the then spokesman for the State Department,

repeated this position on April 28, 1971. And in preparations for the

normalization of relations with the PRC, John Stevenson, legal adviser

at the State Department, wrote a memorandum to Marshall Green,

assistant secretary of state, on Nov. 12, 1971, in which he stated

that, "Since the 1952 Japanese Peace Treaty, the United States has

taken the position that [the] status of Taiwan is undetermined,

subject to some future international resolution. That position has

been stated publicly from time to time."

According to Stevenson, such a position has formed an important legal

basis for the mutual defense treaty with Taiwan and "a potential legal

basis for Taiwan Independence if that should ever become a realistic

possibility."

(Quote ends here)

Therefore, I need John Czyzak’s memoranda in 1961, Robert Starr’s

memoranda in 1971, Charles Bray’s statement on April 28 1971, and John

Stevenson’s memorandum on Nov 12 1971.

I have been trying very hard to find out the original documents. I

have searched the website of the State Department and the National

Archives and Records Administration for these documents over and over

again. However, my efforts have proven futile.

Would you please kindly help me find out these documents?

With my best regards.

Sincerely yours,

Laurence

Request for Question Clarification bypoliticalguru-ga

I found your documents for you. Alas, they are in for-a-fee database.

Would you be satisfied with their referrence details + the name fo the

database where you could find them? Please let me know.

Good luck in what sounds like an interesting quest.

Clarification of Question bylaurence1234-ga

Dear Sir/Madam:

Thanks for your response.

I am doing academic research. For every citation, I need to satisfy

such columns as Author, Year, Title, Journal, Volume, Pages, Date,

Reprint Edition, City, Publisher, ISBN … … required by academic

research (not necessarily all of them, but some basic musts). With

all due respect, your amazingly quick response brings some worries to

me.

As a researcher, when you say you found my documents, you are saying

that you have got conclusive and concrete answers to my questions,

aren't you? You are confident that the reference details and the name

for the database you are going to provide will satisfy my academic

requirements. You are sure that your reference will guide me to

access these documents without being tossed around and being drowned

in the sea of database. And you are positive that the documents in

the database are original ones but not truncated citations present in

other authors' articles.

Alternative: If you can access these original documents, give me a

list of cost. I will be very happy to pay the cost as tips.

If you can dismiss all of my worries with positive and conclusive

answers, I will be very pleased to accept your reference details and

the name for the database. I have been inundated in the database of

America's National Archives and Record Administration over and over

again. Please do not just dump me in there again.

Your expertise will be highly appreciated if you can dismiss my

worries.

Best regards.

Sincerely yours,

Laurence

Clarification of Question bylaurence1234-ga

Dear Sir/Madam:

Thanks for your response.

I am doing academic research. For every citation, I need to satisfy

such columns as Author, Year, Title, Journal, Volume, Pages, Date,

Reprint Edition, City, Publisher, ISBN … … required by academic

research (not necessarily all of them, but some basic musts). With

all due respect, your amazingly quick response brings some worries to

me.

As a researcher, when you say you found my documents, you are saying

that you have got conclusive and concrete answers to my questions,

aren't you? You are confident that the reference details and the name

for the database you are going to provide will satisfy my academic

requirements. You are sure that your reference will guide me to

access these documents without being tossed around and being drowned

in the sea of database. And you are positive that the documents in

the database are original ones but not truncated citations present in

other authors' articles.

If you can dismiss all of my worries with positive and conclusive

answers, I will be very pleased to accept your reference details and

the name for the database. Alternative: If you can access these

original documents, give me a list of cost. I will be very happy to

pay the cost as tips. I have been inundated in the database of

America's National Archives and Record Administration over and over

again. Please do not just dump me in there again.

Your expertise will be highly appreciated if you can dismiss my

worries.

Best regards.

Sincerely yours,

Laurence



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