Taiwan plebiscite required: study

Taipei Times
Date: Apr 29, 2015
By: William Lowther  /  Staff reporter in WASHINGTON

A study advocating an internationally monitored plebiscite to decide the political future of Taiwan appeared this week on an Oxford University Web site.

“Unlike in bygone eras, international law no longer conceives of territories as mere pieces of property to be traded or conquered,” the study says.

Written by New York Law School professor Chen Lung-chu (陳隆志), the study says that human beings “are properly held to be at the center of international law.”

The study comes as Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Chairman and New Taipei City Mayor Eric Chu (朱立倫) prepares for talks next week with Chinese President and Chinese Communist Party General Secretary Xi Jinping (習近平).     [FULL  STORY]

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