If you went to visit Taiwan,would you discover that it isn't China?

8 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 year ago
    Best Answer

    You'd quickly notice these differences -

    1. Taiwan's national flag is different from PRC China's.

    2. Vast majority of people in Taiwan identify themselves as Taiwanese.

    3. There are rich culture elements in Taiwan, including aboriginal culture elements, Han culture, Japanese and Western influences.

    4. If one reads their written language, Taiwan uses traditional characters whereas PRC China uses simplified characters.

    5. When at public places, people of Taiwan don't cut in the line, spit, etc. In PRC, those are common.

    6. There is no internet censorship in Taiwan. In PRC China, there is no access to FB, Google, etc.

    7. In Taiwan, it's perfectly fine to discuss politics. People vote for their own public officials. In PRC China, one needs to be careful not criticize the communist party or PRC government.

    8. In Taiwan, anyone including foreign visitors can practice any religion, including Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Taoism, Falun Gong, etc. In PRC China, there is no freedom of religions. One can be persecuted because of practice of religion. Falun Gong practitioners are detained, persecuted, or killed for their organs.

    9. US citizens (and many others) can visit Taiwan for 90 days without needing to acquire for a visa. US citizens need to apply for visa to go to PRC China.

  • Anonymous
    11 months ago

    7 month Answer.

  • 1 year ago

    They speak the same language, Mandarin, Taiwan is entirely deifferenct from mainland China. You can enjoy more freedom in every aspect.

  • 1 year ago

    Taiwan is a great country. If you want to be technical about it, Taiwan is China. the ROC called the Republic of China was a charter member of the United Nations only to be kicked out so that the PROC Peoples Republic of China could be let in. After working in Taiwan for 8 years I can tell you what a wonderful, safe and great country it is.

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  • 1 year ago

    Because they don't want to be.

  • ben
    Lv 6
    1 year ago

    depends if i talked to kuomintang or dpp supporters.

  • 1 year ago

    Politically and culturally it is Chinese. Everything changed when the Nationalists took over in 1949 after fleeing mainland China following the civil war. The Nationalist Chinese, from all over China, brought their own cuisines with them. They also brought a right-wing military dictatorship under Chiang Kai-Shek and Taiwan still has a number of undemocratic laws. Mandarin is the national language instead of the local Formosan.

  • 1 year ago

    I will keep that in mind.

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