A food safety factory shutdown has Americans hunting for baby formula. Readying themselves for a covid-19 lockdown, Chinese in Beijing emptied store shelves. Emerging from lockdown, some in Shanghai are visiting well-provisioned markets. U.S.-China agricultural trade is booming, but many are still being left hungry. Food security, sustainability and safety remain issues.
Documents - Contemporary Taiwan
Chinese Government White Paper on “China’s Policy on ‘Three Direct Link’ Across the Taiwan Straits,” 2003
China has spared no effort in forging direct links in mail, transport and trade (referred to as the "three direct links," or "three links") across the Straits. In November 1987, the Taiwan authorities made the decision to permit Taiwan compatriots to visit their relatives on the mainland. However, the "three links" remains as an indirect, one-way and partial state due to restrictions and obstructions imposed by the Taiwan authorities.
Official Proposal for the U.N. General Assembly to examine the exceptional international situation pertaining to the Republic of China on Taiwan August 8, 2001
August 8, 2001 proposal for the UN to examine the ROC situation.
Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense (MND) publishes reports on “what it has done, what it is doing, what it prepares to do, why it is going to do so” to the people in accordance with Article 30 of the National Defense Act. The National Defense Report is published to give citizens a better understanding of the nation’s current security environment and national defense policy.
The following is an English translation of the inauguration speech by ROC President Chen Shui-bian, 05/20/2000.
Articles One through Eleven were adopted by the fifth session of the Third National Assembly on 24 April 2000 in a Sixth Revision of the Constitution, and promulgated by the president on 25 April 2000. These Articles replaced the Eleven Additional Articles adopted in the 1997 Fourth Revision, which had remained in effect after the Council of Grand Justices declared the articles adopted by the Fifth Revision of 1999 void.
H.R. 1794 became Public Law 106-137 on 7 December 1999.
The Republic of China's (Taiwan's) Democratic Progressive Party's white paper on China Policy from 1999.
The abstract from the November 24, 1999 Democratic Party Policy Manifesto
Official Proposal for the U.N. General Assembly to Study R.O.C. Participation in the United Nations 1999
The U.N.'s proposal to study the Republic of China's (Taiwan's) participation in the United Nations, August 11, 1999
Report of the Alliance of Taiwan Aborigines to the United Nations Working Group on Indigenous Populations 1993
Alliance of Taiwan Aborigines Statement to UNWGIP from August 1993