posted on Nov, 25 2004 @ 11:03 PM
I read several pages of this thread. really interesting.
I am Chinese from mainland but have lots friends from both mainland and Taiwan. Some of the people from Taiwan they do have strong kind of feeling
about their own "country". I once asked them "why?". Almost 100% of them told me that Chinese government is "communist". If they unite with
Chinese mainland, they will lost their properties; the second concern from them is that they do feel uncomfortable cause they think most of western
people despite Chinese because Chinese basically means "poor", "under educated", "illage immigrants"...blabla, and they are eager to declare
they are not Chinese.
Regarding the first concern, many times I almost laughed out, and I am reluctant to waste my time to explain to them.
Regarding the second question, I could say nothing about it, it was true even it is getting better. But I always told my coworker in my lab that we
Chinese used to be much better in the history and we will be much better than rest of the world soon soon. very soon. And I do belive I can see this
day coming in my life time. one very simple clue: How many Chinese graduate students working in USA universities now? How many of them are coming back
At the same time, however, I do have one question for people like Chiang in this thread:
WHAT CAN YOU GET FROM INDEPENDENCE-----
when you probably will face biggest hostile neighbor and really build the aweful enemy that nobody else in this world wan to face, and make the enemy
right in front of you after you get independence,
When your protectors (both USA or possible Japan) themselve try to avoid conflict with China and know there is no hope of confrontation for either of
them (including China itself).
When you have biggest trade profit from China? and all your economy currently almost totally dependent on China?
When you really hurt 1.3 billion people and make them fury.
When you completely ignore and cheat yourself to deny the huge opportunity in the land of your own ancestor.
-------------I just donot get it. dont get it at all. and I think it is completely stupid blind "nationalism" from brain wash.
All the independence movements only benifits two : Japanese and selfish taiwan politicians
Japanese know that will be their day if US finally confront with China. Taiwan ugly politicians know they can really get lots money and fame from
this. However, they really think people in USA or China are really idiots and will make fight becaues of them.