By: Ku Chuan and Evelyn Kao
Taipei, April 28 (CNA) A group of people who advocate Taiwan independence said Sunday
they will establish a new political party that will focus on Taiwan’s sovereignty as its main agenda and will field candidates in the 2020 legislative elections.
The party, named the Sovereign State of Formosa and Pescadores Party, will be chaired by Cheng Tzu-tsai (鄭自才), an architect and dissident who was part of a conspiracy in 1970 to assassinate Chiang Ching-kuo (蔣經國), vice premier and later president of Taiwan.
Cheng said the dispute over Taiwan’s sovereignty status arose from the 1952 Treaty of San Francisco, in which Japan renounced territorial claims to Taiwan (Formosa) and its offshore Penghu islands (the Pescadores) after World War II, without specifying the country to which they had been surrendered.
It was clear that the Republic of China (ROC), which at the time was a representative of the Allied Powers, was not awarded sovereignty over Taiwan and Penghu, but rather was allowed administrative rights, Cheng said. [FULL STORY]