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^Lori Reese. China's Christian Warrior. Time (Time Inc.). August 28–30, 1999,. Vol. 154 (No. 7/8). （原始内容存档于May 11, 2010） （英文）. After four years of civil war, Chiang and the nationalists were forced to flee to the island of Taiwan. There they established a government-in-exile and dreamed of retaking the mainland.
^Chiang Kai-shek (1887-1975). BBC. [March 4, 2015]. （原始内容存档于January 18, 2015） （英文）. There Chiang established a government in exile which he led for the next 25 years.
^Kerry Dumbaugh (Specialist in Asian Affairs Foreign Affairs, Defense, and Trade Division). Taiwan’s Political Status: Historical Background and Ongoing Implications(PDF). Congressional Research Service. 23 February 2006 [20 December 2009]. While on October 1, 1949, in Beijing a victorious Mao proclaimed the creation of the People’s Republic of China (PRC), Chiang Kai-shek re-established a temporary capital for his government in Taipei, Taiwan, declaring the ROC still to be the legitimate Chinese government-in-exile and vowing that he would “retake the mainland” and drive out communist forces.
^John J. Tkacik, Jr.. Taiwan's "Unsettled" International Status: Preserving U.S. Options in the Pacific. Heritage Foundation. 19 June 2008 [20 December 2009]. Chiang Kai-shek wanted to fight it out on an all-or-nothing basis. There are also reports that Chiang's advisors convinced him that if the ROC mission stayed to represent Taiwan, Chiang would be under pressure to demonstrate in some constitutional way that his Chinese government-in-exile represented the people of Taiwan rather than the vast population of China. Doing so would require Chiang to dismantle his existing regime (which was elected in 1947 on the Chinese mainland and continued to rule in Taiwan under emergency martial law provisions without benefit of elections), adopt an entirely new constitution, and install an entirely new government.参数|quote=值左起第611位存在soft hyphen character (帮助)
^Taipei Times, CIA report shows Taiwan concerns, June 9, 2013 [2013-06-10], [Quoting from a declassified CIA report on Taiwan written in March 1949] From the legal standpoint, Taiwan is not part of the Republic of China. Pending a Japanese peace treaty, the island remains occupied territory in which the US has proprietary interests.
^Robert I. Starr, Starr Memorandum of the Dept. of State, July 13, 1971 [2012-05-18], Following World War II, the Republic of China, under the Kuomintang (KMT) became the governing polity on Taiwan. In 1949, after losing control of mainland China following the Chinese civil war, the ROC government under the KMT withdrew to occupied Taiwan and Chiang Kai-shek declared martial law. Japan formally renounced all territorial rights to Taiwan in 1952 in the San Francisco Peace Treaty, but neither in that treaty nor in the peace treaty signed between Japan and China was the territorial sovereignty of Taiwan awarded to the Republic of China.