Brief History |
During the Ming Dynasty, mainland Chinese people started to colonize the island of Formosa(Taiwan). In the 1660s, the last reminants of the Ming Dynasty government settle in Taiwan until 1682, when the Qing Emperor Kangxi defeated them and intergrated Taiwan into its territory. As of 1682 until 1895, the island of Taiwan became part of China.
This is one of those pointless agruments that completely overlooks the fact that currently the Taiwanese dont want to be "Mainland Chinese".
Its like the French and Germans wondering why the British dont want want to be French/German/Scandinavian after all a sizable chunk of the British population is of French/German/Norse descent or to be even more outlandish how about a claim to the world by Ethiopia as all human life (at this point) is deemed to have started there.
I think what needs to be looked is the differences separating mainland china from from Taiwan and not the siimilarities.