The International Legal Status of Formosa1

  title={The International Legal Status of Formosa1},
  author={Claude Sir Phillips},
  journal={Political Research Quarterly},
  pages={276 - 289}
  • C. Phillips
  • Published 1 June 1957
  • History
  • Political Research Quarterly
UMEROUS statements, official and unofficial, have been made in the past ten years purporting to describe the legal status of Formosa. It has been charged that Chaing Kai-shek has no claim to the island because he is "merely a fugitive quartering his army" there and besides, his is a government-in-exile.2 A reputable journalist maintains that "Chiang is juridically sovereign where he does not rule and he is not sovereign where he does." 3 Another famous journalist asks the question: "How many…