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On Taiwan: Taiwan’s Constitution and America’s ‘One China’ Policy

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Last Monday was Christmas and, of course, in Taiwan, December 25 is also remembered as “Constitution Day,” marking the adoption of the Republic of China Constitution in Nanking on that date in 1947. Despite the exile of the National Government in Nanking to Nationalist-occupied post-war Taipei and the permanent dissolution of political bands across the Strait in 1949, the 1947 Constitution still encompasses a profound legacy for Taiwan. It is a legacy most important for the twelve supplementary constitutional amendments, the Additional Articles of the Constitution of the Republic of China (中華民國憲法增修條文), adopted after 1990 which have made Taiwan the most democratic country in Asia.

Read the full article at Taipei Times