Anonymous asked in Education & ReferenceHomework Help · 1 decade ago

China and Taiwan?

What is the relationship between China and Taiwan?

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  • Wa Lao
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    China see it as a father-son relationship. China is the father, taiwan is the son. You (taiwan) must listen to what i (china) say.

    Taiwan see it as a divorced couple. we had divorced, you (china) have no authority over me (taiwan).

    Pro-china see it as a quarreled couple. why can't the wife (taiwan) listen to what the husband (china) say? forget it, it's their domestic affair, we should not interfere.

    Pro-taiwan see it as a neighborhood. why can't you people (china and taiwan) sit and talk at the same level?

  • 1 decade ago

    I would define the current relationship as "Love and Hate".

    a. Love: The majority of Taiwanese people have roots in China. The most commonly used languages- Taiwanese, which is similar to Min Nan (Southern Fujian), and Madarin- are used in China. Since 1980s, Taiwanese industries has invested over 100 billion dollars in China. Investments from Taiwan and Hong Kong play important roles in the transformation of Chinese economy. China has become Taiwan's #1 trading partner. There is an estimate of 1 million Taiwanese living in China.

    b. Hate: The two sides have been politically against each other since 1949. To gain supports and recognition, both sides have spent billions of dollars on 3rd world countries. China is threating to use force against Taiwan should Taiwan declares independence.

  • 1 decade ago

    A few generations ago, people decided to flee from China's government, and go to Taiwan. There, those people came to be known as Taiwanese people, and are today democratic, unlike China, which is communist.

    Taiwanese people speak an unwritten language called Taiwanese, just like there are many Chinese provinces in China that speak different versions of Chiense or dialects.

    Source(s): history
  • 1 decade ago

    Here I am quoting from "The Status Quo in the Taiwan Strait as defined by the US Constitution" --

    1. As defined under the US Constitution, the status quo in the Taiwan Strait is delimited by the nature of the two entities which border it.

    * On the west side of the Taiwan Strait is the People's Republic of China (PRC), established on Oct. 1, 1949, and recognized by the US President as of Jan. 1, 1979, as the sole legitimate government of China.

    * On the east side of the Taiwan Strait is the Taiwan cession, which is a US overseas territory under the jurisdiction of USMG.

    2. US Secretary of State Colin Powell's remarks of Oct. 25, 2004 are therefore confirmed as correct. He said: "There is only one China. Taiwan is not independent. It does not enjoy sovereignty as a nation, and that remains our policy, our firm policy."

    * After the surrender of Japanese troops on Oct. 25, 1945, Taiwan's international legal position could be correctly defined as "an independent customs territory under USMG on Japanese soil."

    * After the coming into force of the SFPT on April 28, 1952, Taiwan's international legal position could be correctly defined as "unincorporated territory under USMG." There has been no change in this status to date.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    it depends from whose point of view.

  • 1 decade ago

    they r both in asia

  • 7 years ago

    Taiwan belongs to our China. thanks! O(∩_∩)O~

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