The United States and the People's Republic of China established diplomatic relations on January 1, 1979, while official United States ties with Taiwan terminated on the same day. In this article, Professor Li examines two possible American rationales for continued unofficial ties with Taiwan and the possible legal consequences of adopting either rationale.
Victor H. Li,
The Law of Non-Recognition: The Case of Taiwan,
Nw. J. Int'l L. & Bus.