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Branded Story / TCG Authored by: Neil Hare

In the Post World War II International Order: It is Time for Change in Taiwan There is currently underway a reorganization of the international order and agreements put in place in the years after WWII. Arguably, this movement began with the Brexit victory last July, and has been punctuated with the election of Donald J. Trump last November.

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resident Trump has made it clear that he will evaluate and change many of the international agreements and organizations that have presided over the last 70 plus years, including defense pacts, trade agreements, and nuclear non-proliferation treaties. He’s told NATO countries they must pay their fair share of defense costs, Israel that he is open to a “One State” solution, and Russia that he is amenable to working with them in Syria towards defeating ISIS. There is another and very important region of the world where change is needed and that is Taiwan. One of President Trump’s first phone calls after his victory was with the leader of the current government of Taiwan, Republic of China (ROC) Tsai, Ing-wen – something no U.S. President has done in over 40 years. For many, this signaled the end of the “One China” Policy. In a subsequent phone call with Chinese (PRC) President Xi

Jinping, President Trump reaffirmed the “One China” Policy, putting U.S. policy somewhere in the ‘active’ middle. The Taiwan Civil Government (TCG), an educational and advocacy group in Taiwan, argues that the time for change is now. Founded in 2008 by businessman Dr. Roger Lin, the TCG boasts a membership base well over 70,000 members, with rapidly growing new membership rates. The TCG is working aggressively to educate people in Taiwan and Washington, D.C. about the history of Taiwan and the immediate need for a future of self-determination and diplomatic recognition. The Taiwanese people have remained in diplomatic limbo since the end of World War II. In the treaty of San Francisco of 1952, Japan accepted defeat and turned over Taiwan and other islands in the region to the U.S. as the “principal occupying power.” Rather than take over full control ›

THE TAIWAN CIVIL GOVERNMENT (TCG), AN EDUCATIONAL AND ADVOCACY GROUP IN TAIWAN, ARGUES THAT THE TIME FOR CHANGE IS NOW. FOUNDED IN 2008 BY BUSINESSMAN DR. ROGER LIN, THE TCG BOASTS A MEMBERSHIP BASE WELL OVER 70,000 MEMBERS, WITH RAPIDLY GROWING NEW MEMBERSHIP RATES. 52 ❙ g20g7.com

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