WASHINGTON, April 28, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- General Secretary Roger Lin, Taiwan Civil Government (TCG), released a new video today on the 65th anniversary of the 1951 San Francisco Peace Treaty, calling for an end to the human rights violations and unfair practices that the Taiwanese people have suffered under for decades. Since that peace treaty, when the Allied Powers placed Chiang Kai-Shek in control of Taiwan, the Taiwanese people have not had a nationality recognized by the world.
The short video, which provides explanation behind the historical actions by the United States and its allies that unintentionally led to today's predicament, highlights the need for the Taiwanese people to hold a referendum in order to determine their own future and normalize their status in the world.
In a statement General Secretary Lin said, "TCG's goals are to achieve the normalization of Taiwan's legal status and to obtain human rights protection for the people of Taiwan. Without these freedoms and protections, the people of Taiwan will remain stateless, and with no internationally recognized government. We have been living in political purgatory for more than 70 years, and immediately deserve the right to a nationality of our own choosing."
Since its inception in 2008, the TCG, which holds weekly education courses to promote normalizing Taiwan's international legal status, has experienced application rates as high as 2,000-3,000 Taiwanese monthly. Today the TCG boasts over 60 offices with more than 40,000 members throughout Taiwan.
Secretary General Lin and the TCG, which is not part of the official Taiwanese government, have gone to court twice in order to achieve the right of self-determination. Most recently the TCG is making their case to the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, arguing that the current international position of Taiwan and its people violates the human rights of that populous. See Lin v. the United States and the Republic of China, Civil Action No. 1:15-cv-00295 (CKK).
This material is distributed by Global Vision Communications on behalf of the Taiwan Civil Government. Additional information is available at the Department of Justice, Washington, DC.
Video - http://youtu.be/jZJ-SVcV0w8
SOURCE Global Vision Communications on behalf of the Taiwan Civil Government