do you think taiwaan is a country?
March 2, 2011 7:59am CST
first of all i don't know if this kind of topic is sensitive here because i really dont want it to be deleted,second of all i wish you guys give your answer honestly no matter where you are from,i've tried to make this communication with all people all around the world,what do mylotters think about this?
3 Mar 11
YES of course, TAIWAN is a country. According to the books and maps and from what I know, it is as much a country as USA or Japan. I do have a feeling that this will be deleted because such post does not encourage interaction or discussion. It is actually answerable by Yes or No. I risked myself responding to this but I was just intrigued as to why you even asked.
5 Mar 11
I am sorry Lisa, I wasn't aware that there was a dispute over the independence and autonomy of such country from mainland China. That is why I answered in that manner. I hope I didn't come off rude to you. I would have to research a bit on this matter because really, I didn't have a clue. I have known Taiwan as a country all my life so now I am surprised that there is such an issue.
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2 Mar 11
This is historical problem,we the people in mainland China today,most do not understand the historical,after all,historical,after all,history is written by victors.As a Chinese man,still want some of the cross-strait harmony ,if not immediate reunification and do not lead to war.
2 Mar 11
Taiwan is definately a country. It has a government that is run from its capital Taipei. Although China has been fronting to have Taiwan as part of a one china that has not happen due to international politics that is played by the worlds power name the united states, uk, united nation. Taiwan has a good economy that is based on electronics that it manufacture. it is a great exporter of manufactured goods to many nations of the world including africa. In the past Taiwan was recognised as a country that is representing the people republic of china. But that has now changed and china has taken over that role. I do not think Taiwan will be unified with China in the nearest future. The Taiwan prefer to be on their own. But as Chinese Economy continue to grow very fast it is making many Taiwan to be worried about the new found status of the chinese.
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2 Mar 11
I think that Taiwan is a country and it is situated in Asia. I think that China is different country. I think that I could visit Taiwan without needing a visa but I certainly need a visa for China. I don't know much about the history of Taiwan but I am interested to find out. I know this is a sensitive topic and I don't wish to upset anyone. I am very keen on traveling and know the world map very well indeed.
2 Mar 11
for me, Taiwan is a country because taiwan have own government, having territorial and border which known and internationally acclaimed. Although, in fact still a few countries admit it, but I think, it just becaused the political pressure from mainland China that forced the United States and many other countries recognize only one China that includes Taiwan's border region is a part of the border regions of China.
4 Mar 11
Of course not,there are only 24 countries admitted that Taiwan is a country,in other word,more than 170 countries did not admitt.Those admitted countries are small counties,some of them are supported by material assistance from Taiwan goverment,reciprocally,they supported Taiwan to be a independent country.
3 Mar 11
Definitely, Taiwan is a country on its own. Its government is doing well on its own and its economy is doing well also. At first I was confused even but I think I now know a little bit thanks to our guide when I was there. Their (Taiwan and China)roots are the same but Taiwan has developed a society or community separate from the mainland due to some political issues in the past.