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A democratic island country which is not recognized by the western powers solely because they want to maintain a economic relationship with People's Republic of China.

It had been under the colonization of different nations: The Dutch, the Japanese, and then the Chinese Nationalist who fled to Taiwan after losing the civil war against the Chinese Communists. After decades, the Nationalists and the Taiwanese eventually became one, just when the Communists start to claim that Taiwan is part of China.

*Some reasons why don't the Taiwanese people want to be a part of China:

Corrupt government controlled by a single party.

Controlled media.

Mass genocide. (Tibet and Uyghur)

No right for their people (they can't even vote)

They have hunderds of missles ready to launch to Taiwan.

They've locked the economy of Taiwan and plan to press it further.

The Taiwanese people don't pay taxes to the Chinese government.
Most of the world have turned their back against us because of self interest. Where is justice? Where is human rights? Why should we, who had been enslaved again and again and finally regained independence, be robbed of our land once more?

Like the Tibetans and the Urghur people, We need to be freed from Chinese opression once and for all. I hope you've all seen Brave Heart. What we need is FREEDOM.

We are born to the island of Taiwan, and it is our home.

We were raised here, from infants to adults.

On this little piece of land we find our love, just like you.

We will grow old, and we will die here.

We are the Taiwanese.
by shmosher April 08, 2010
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Taiwan is not a part of China. In 1895, The Democratic Republic of Taiwan was founded, shortly before the Japanese invaded and opressed the Taiwanese.

After the Japanese withdrew in 1945 under the San Francisco Peace Treaty, control of Taiwan was not handed to anyone, then in 1949, Chinese dictator Chiang Kai Shek fled there after losing the Chinese Civil War to Mao Zedong (also known as Mao Tse Tung) and his communists. Chiang Kei-shek set up his goverment-in-exile (calling the ruse "Republic of China on Taiwan") and holding the Taiwanese people at gun point. In 1989 his son, Chiang Ching-kuo lifted his father's authoritarian rule by lifting martial law and gave the Taiwanese their freedom once again through that and other reforms. Ching-kuo died, leaving native Taiwanese Lee Teng-hui to lead and continue the reform process (Lee was chosen by Chiang Ching-kuo for his similar vision on reform) which would ultimatly make Taiwan a democracy once again.

In In 1996, the Taiwanese held direct presidential elections for the first time with Lee Teng-hui winning the vote, despite Chinese intimidation (Also known as the Cross-strait missile crisis). Taiwanese once again had their freedom after over 100 years of opression by foreign powers.

In 2000, Chen Shui-bian of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) won the election, ending nearly 50 years of the KMT rule.

Chen Shui-bian won once again in 2004 after surviving an assasination attempt that wounded him and vice president Annette Lu. The election count generated controversy, Chen Shui-bian having won by a mere 30,000 votes. A recount verified Chen Shui-bian's legitimacy, still winning by 20,000 votes. The two referendums held during the election (one for revising the constitution and the other for bolstering the nation's defenses) failed, having garnered only 45% of the required 50% but were not a complete failure in the fact that the constitution will still be revised (not to the extent originally planned) and the fact that Taiwan may still get the weapons promised by President George W. Bush in 2001.

Taiwan is a fully sovereign country complete with its own democractically elected goverment, its own fully indpendant military, its own currency (New Taiwan Dollar or NT$), its own internet code (.tw) and its own phone code (02). It may not be formally recognized by most goverments, but the fact is, it is not a part of China.
Chinese people (mostly immigrants from the Martial Law Period) make up only 14% of the total poulation of 23 million people. The rest is Taiwanese with a small Japanese minority.
by Pro-Taiwan August 26, 2004
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An independent land mass off the coast of South-Eastern China whose status remains undetermined. While I wish I could call it a sovereign nation, the TAIWANESE people have not decided their own fate in a referendum in which no mainlander should be allowed to vote.
Taiwan has a progressive government and makes kick-ass computer parts.
by jj_frap October 11, 2003
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taiwan is not part of the PRC china
PRC is china
Taiwan is taiwan
ROC is a false name applied to Taiwan by the KMTs still dreaming to take back China (KMT only says the work Taiwanese or Taiwan when it comes to election)
Chinese Taipei proves that Taiwan is not a part of China but rather unreconized internationally (or else you would have stuff like Canadian Quebec, American Virgin Islands XD)
by RandomTaiwanese August 16, 2004
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A country that is far superior to China.
Shanghai is the most developed city in China? Ha ha, it's still no Taipei.
by Ookpick GooseFrubba August 20, 2005
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- A country SEPARATE from China.
- A place of beautiful and kind people.

- Highly emphasizes the concept of respect.
- Places great emphasis on education of each individual.
- Taiwan's government does not oppress their citizen's, unlike China's government. Many Chinese people have no idea that so much of their education has been screened and edited before allowing them to access it.
by Medical_student22 April 16, 2011
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One of the best and most friendly country in the world.
It is independant of course.
The UN have troubled to affirm ths independance because it would imediately lead to a WW3.
Only china still thinks it owns taiwan but no way.
China sucks.
Fuck China.
-Dude you look so tired.
-I spent the night in shilin N.M.
-Your "love taiwan/ hate china" tshirt is nice, where did you get it?
-oh it is made in china.... ok i'm jokin'
by Many from BK October 29, 2008
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