In Taiwan on Tuesday (19 September), Premier Chiang Ching-kuo warned that his country and Japan would revert to a state of war if the Japanese Government unilaterally abrogates the peace treaty they signed in 1952.
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Background: In Taiwan on Tuesday (19 September), Premier Chiang Ching-kuo warned that his country and Japan would revert to a state of war if the Japanese Government unilaterally abrogates the peace treaty they signed in 1952.
Premier Chiang is reported to have given the warning at a meeting in Taipei with Japan's special envoy, Mr. Etsusaburo Shiina. The two men met for two hours so that Mr. Shiina could explain Japanese moves to normalise relations with The People's Republic of China. Japan still recognises the Taiwan Government, but diplomatic ties are expected to and after Japanese Prime Minister Kakuo Tanaka's visit to Peking later this month.
Official government sources say that Premier Chiang clearly and firmly told Mr. Shiina that present Taipei-Tokyo relations were based on the 1952 peace treaty and that if this treaty were done away with "Japan should bear all unfortunate consequences arising between Japan and Taiwan and in Asia or the Pacific region."
Mr. Shiina returned to Tokyo on Tuesday night, and reports to Prime Minister Tanaka on Wednesday on his talks.
SYNOPSIS: At the cabinet building in Taiwan's capital, Taipei, on Tuesday a special Japanese envoy - Mr. Etsusaburo Shiina - arrived with his party to explain Japanese moves towards normalisation of relations with the People's Republic of China.
Mr. Shiina and his party met with Taiwan's Premier Chiang Ching-kuo. It was at this meeting that premier Chiang warned that his country and Japan would revert to a state of war if the Japanese Government did away with their peace treaty by establishing relations with the Peking Government. Japan's relations with Taiwan are expected to end after Japan's Prime Minister, Mr. Tanaka visits Peking later this month.
Mr. Shiina and Mr. Chiang met for two hours discussing their countries attitudes. After the meeting, Mr. Shiina and his party returned to Tokyo where a complete report will be given to Prime Minister Tanaka.