Taiwan has been the wealthiest land in the Southeastern China since ancient times. Due to its advantageous geographic location, it is also an important pass for the communication between eastern and western countries and an island of great military importance. Therefore, Taiwan was invaded by foreign powers many times in history. Since the Kuomintang failed in civil war and escaped to Taiwan, Taiwan issue has became one of the most complicated issue for China. Personally, I support the Chinese government, but I can understand the situation of Taiwan. In my perspective, no matter how much support Taiwan can get from local and overseas. It is not possible for the Chinese government to allow the independence of Taiwan. Many western people believe that the communist party is the biggest impediment of Taiwan’s independence, and Taiwan could be independent if the communist party falls. My idea about this is the same as the ex-premier, Zhu Rongji which is “ you don’t actually understand the history and culture of China”. The reason why China strongly disagrees with independence of Taiwan is not such simple, there are profound historical and realistic reasons hiding behind. First of all, in most Chinese people’s mind (“most” means more than 90%), Taiwan is a part of China since ancient times without doubt and China absolutely has sovereignty over Taiwan. Whether or not western and Taiwan people think so, the government cannot let Taiwan separate from mainland because that disobeys the will of the people. Then, because of the particular geographic location of Taiwan, the independent Taiwan will harm the safety of mainland badly. Today, the Taiwan issue is unsolved, so the other countries, especially the USA cannot give Taiwan military support directly like sending army there. But once Taiwan became an independent country, they definitely will sign mutual defense treaty with the USA and ask the military help from America to protect them. We all know that the USA already has a large number of troops in both Japan and Korea. If the USA military bases are also built in Taiwan, the whole Southeast coast of China will be under military threat. That’s what all the Chinese people do not want to see. More importantly, the independence of Taiwan could bring more danger to China because it may become a good example of secession. China is a multinational country with a huge land. With my 20-year experience in China, there certainly are contradictions between nations and nations, areas and areas. If the independence of Taiwan becomes a truth, it may cause a domino effect of secession. Taiwan, which has a majority of the Han nationality could even be independent. Tibet, Sinkiang, Inner Mongolia, Ningxia and Guangdong all have their reasons of being independent. China may follow the same disastrous road of the Soviet Union. I appreciate the policy China having on Taiwan issue, which is "peaceful reunification, and one country, two systems", and both this policy and the 8 propositions show the mainland is sincere and friendly on cross-straits issue. My understanding of the Chinese government’s attitude is that there is nothing cannot be negotiated only if both sides adhere the “1992 consensus”(the “one China” principle). Like Zhu Rongji has said: “ We can make a concession, because the concession is made to our own Chinese.“ But as what I pointed out before, the Chinese government cannot afford the consequence of independence of Taiwan. I think this is why there is a controversial proposition called “not promise not to use force”. Hopefully, the cross-straits issue can be solved peacefully by more and more communication and cooperation on economy, education, sport, science and technology. One coin has two sides, in…
Economic essay MQP Johnny
Taiwan is a country located in a small island in Asia, surrounded by China, Japan, South Korea. Due to the small size of internal market, most of our economic activities are linked with other countries. And because of this reason, Taiwan’s economic can be dramatically effected by national event. To describe Taiwan’s current economic situation, “A frog boiling in a warm water” can be the most suitable sentence. Even though there are some optimistic…
Allow Han Chinese to rent from aboriginal tribal lands, thus the aborigines could receive a certain income.
This system was already been practiced by Fukien peasants before migrating to Taiwan, and with their migration, they brought this in with them. And this was first practiced by the Han settlers in Taiwan and then it was applied to the aboriginal population.
To prevent land conflicts between mountain aboriginals, plain aboriginals, and Han Chinese.
Large land holdings/ small land holdings…
Recent laws in Taiwan show, “The Child and Youth Welfare Protection Act”, has brought
questions about our parenting, banning the use of iPads and computers for ages 2 and under.
Ages 18 and under will be set to a practical amount of screen time. Failure to comply with this
new law will be punishable up to a fine of 50,000 dollars, Taiwan dollars ($1,576). The law has
been working its way to other countries such as China and North Korea.
Certainly, with the new modifications in effect,…
and Taiwan, while in practice maintaining a fragile "status quo" relationship, periodically grow impatient with the diplomatic patchwork that has kept the island separate from the Communist mainland since 1949. After losing the civil war to Communist Chinese and fleeing to Taiwan in 1949, the nationalist Kuomintang (KMT) leaders of the Republic of China regarded the Communist Chinese government as illegitimate, claiming the mainland as rightfully their own. Beijing, in turn, regards Taiwan as a…
Professor Lynette Ong March 28th, 2013
China-Taiwan Cross-Strait Relations: A General Overview
The topic of Taiwan’s independence has been a decidedly sensitive subject for both those who are from either implicated party and outside nations alike, since the defeat of Kuomingtang (KMT) by the Communist Party in 1949. After so many decades of debate and political conflict, there has yet to be a concrete solution – the Taiwanese increasingly identify themselves as…
Personal space. Taiwan has a geographic area of 35,980 square kilometers. With a population of 23,299,716, its average population density is about 647/km². However, the average population density is so small in Canada that the result turns out to be only 3.4/ km². The large population density of Taiwan determines that people can’t have much personal space geographically. When people are familiar with each other, it is more comfortable for them to keep “less than…
Health System Paper
Taiwan Healthcare System
History of Taiwan
The history of Taiwan’s healthcare system started back in the year 1865 but ended up changing in the year 1995. For the most part, the changes were a combination of different countries healthcare systems and made a system that would be the best for Taiwan. The goal for Taiwan’s new healthcare system was to make sure every aspect was covered. Between the years 1988-1993, research for the new healthcare…
Globalization On My Country
Globalization refers to the advancement of not only the efficiency of communication but also exchange of cultural information. It has been beneficial about the economy of Taiwan, but the pollution caused by globalization cannot be ignored as well. Taipei, the capital of Taiwan, where I come from, is totally affected by the globalization. There are both positive and negative changes provided by the globalization toward my homeland.
One positive effect of globalization…
By 1980 relaxation on Taiwan governments, 1987 Nationals are allow to travel to China.
1992 to 1993 repaid grow 8m visites
National Unification Council: to see China unified as a democratic and and free countries, China have to see democratic and economic. (Official Document.)
They are private foundations. Though they are not across the Taiwan strait and have quazzy official talks and whether the terms. They negotiate
1992 Consensus. they agreed a broad one China Principle. PRC china…