Taiwan and China - China's poor panda - Page 2




 
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Boots
 
May 22nd, 2005  
EagleZtrike
 
 
He seems like a nice guy
June 2nd, 2005  
Boobies
 
 

Topic: eh...


You mean Chen ShuiBien? Looks can be deceiving! Once, I thought he was a male model.
June 7th, 2005  
SAINT
 
It's just a matter of time before China and Taiwan will be united -- peacefully, without doubt.

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Boots
June 22nd, 2005  
CSmaster
 
Taiwan this word reminds CHinese a lot of their past 150 years of humilation and defeat.....

it was taken by Japanese and later could not take it back because of the protection by the Superpower Uncle Sam U.S.....


unifying Taiwan is pretty much a symbol of the once-more rising of the Middle-kingdom
July 1st, 2005  
godofthunder9010
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by CSmaster
Taiwan this word reminds CHinese a lot of their past 150 years of humilation and defeat.....

it was taken by Japanese and later could not take it back because of the protection by the Superpower Uncle Sam U.S.....


unifying Taiwan is pretty much a symbol of the once-more rising of the Middle-kingdom
Therein lies the greatest problem. China and Chinese people have, for some reason I can't quite sort out, poured all their frustrations and humiliations at the hands of Japan and the Colonial European powers over the past 200 years ... every last bit of it onto the Taiwan question. The line is drawn and every patriotic Chinese out there is encouraged to believe that "we will not back down to Western Imperialism over Taiwan".

Interestingly enough, the Western Powers have made it their policiy to absolutely not get involved, but also to encourage peaceful resolution if possible. Imperialism, as used by Communist media systems might as well mean "those big jerks that we don't like", and really hasn't much to do with the actual definition of the word "Imperialism" anymore. The word is also an automatic for any country that is doing anything that China would rather they didn't do.

I do wish someone from China would willingly admit that it has little or nothing to do with East vs West. As I've said before, because the overwhelming threat of bloody massacre, Taiwan needs to be encouraged not to provoke Mainland China.

Still, it seems to be completely blown out of proportion. If a person had no clue whatsoever what things looked like geographically, but read all the angry China rhetoric, they'd be convinced that Taiwan constituted at least 1/3 of the land mass and population of China. That's not even close to true.