A signed article to be carried in Friday's Guangming Daily has warned Taiwan's leader Chen Shui-bian not to juggle with historical facts.
Yu Pei, director of the Institute of World History under the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, says in the article that historically, Taiwan has been an unalienable part of China's territory, which was confirmed by the international community in the Cairo Declaration.
No country has challenged this point no matter what attitude it adopts toward China, but Chen, disregarding historical facts, publicly juggles history and carries out "Taiwan independence" wantonly, the article says.
The Cairo Declaration, signed by China, the United States and Britain on Dec. 1, 1943, demanded that all the territories Japan had stolen from China, such as the northeastern parts, Taiwan and the Penghu Islands, be returned to China, the article says.
On July 26, 1945, China, the United States and Britain issued the Potsdam Proclamation which again stipulated that the terms of the Cairo Declaration shall be carried out.
On Sept. 2, 1945, Japan agreed to accept all the items of the Potsdam Proclamation in its capitulation, and hand over all captured territory including Taiwan, the article says, noting China regained sovereignty over Taiwan that same year.
The fact that Taiwan is a province of China was widely recognized by the international community at the end of the World War II, the article says, taking the US government document of "US-China Relations" as an example.
The Cairo Declaration is a document of international law, and stipulates Taiwan is an unalienable part of China's territory, it says.
Chen and his party's "Taiwan independence" activities, including "one China, one Taiwan", "one country on each side" remarks and the referendum plan on a "new constitution", will not be tolerated by the Chinese people, including the compatriots in Taiwan.
Chen, as a trouble maker in international society, damages the fundamental interests of Taiwan compatriots and brings disaster to Taiwan, the article says.