Is Taiwan For Sale?The News Lens Feature
Whenever a presidential election happens in Taiwan, discussions about whether a certain candidate can sell out the country would often ensue. However, does a Taiwanese president have that much authority to put an entire country up for sale? Is being pro-China the equivalent of betraying Taiwan? What about someone leaning towards the United States and Japan — is that less of a crime?
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Legally, Taiwan is a piece of territory that was "never returned" properly. What roles have Japan and the United States played historically?
The "1992 Consensus" has been flung around by Taiwanese politicians as a way to discuss cross-strait relations, but there was never even a consensus.
Within the scope of authority of the president as specified by the constitution, would it be possible for a president to commit treason and get away with it?