San Francisco Peace Treaty (1951)

The San Francisco Peace Treaty did not mention the beneficiary of Taiwan. It is because there is a controversy on the recipient of sovereignty -- the UK-recognized Communist in Beijing, or the US-recognized Kuomintang in Taipei at the moment. However, since the PRC was established, it has not exercised any control over Taiwan. The people of Taiwan are the only ones who have the right to claim sovereignty over Taiwan. The Treaty, therefore, provides the people of Taiwan with the legal basis for their right to self-determination.

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