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Prospects for Taiwan's Membership in the United Nations

Using a theoretical framework based on contemporary international law, Professor Chen argues for Taiwan 's entry into the United Nations. His examination of Taiwan 's history as weil as current economic and political conditions reveals that Taiwan more than satisfies the criteria for independent statehood. In addition, he includes a human rights perspective, pointing out that Taiwan 's newly found democracy has given its people the power of self-determination, with which comes the right to be "the masters of their own political destiny. "