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Old July 12th, 2018, 02:13 PM   #261

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Firstly, Taiwan is a province of China, albeit a rouge state/renegade province. So it is not correct to compare it with the diverse and humongous country to which it belongs. Shenzhen, a city, is on par with and in many ways more developed and advanced than Taiwan. It is definitely more advanced than Taiwan. Taiwan is stagnating as the rest of China surges forward. Unless the people on the island dispose DPP party bosses and deport the ethnic traitors and foreign alien auxiliaries among them and progress with the rest of the mainland, the rogue province will be doomed.
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Firstly, Taiwan is a province of China, albeit a rouge state/renegade province. So it is not correct to compare it with the diverse and humongous country to which it belongs. Shenzhen, a city, is on par with and in many ways more developed and advanced than Taiwan. It is definitely more advanced than Taiwan. Taiwan is stagnating as the rest of China surges forward. Unless the people on the island dispose DPP party bosses and deport the ethnic traitors and foreign alien auxiliaries among them and progress with the rest of the mainland, the rogue province will be doomed.
(Note: Tawain was never part of Communist China, and so can't be considered a rouge/renegage province. While the Communist managed to conquer by military force the rest of China, they failed to do so in Tawain, and Tawain is a direct descendent of the previous legitimate government of China, and long maintained it was mainland China that was the renegade state. Real world politics forces Tawain to abandoned those claims, but Communist China has no claims on Tawain, which wasn't even part of China until early modern times.)

In the case of China, Korea, and Japan, these were the first Asian countries to modernize on par with the West, because they historically were the most advanced Asia countries. China, and its proteges Korea and Japan which shared China's technology, was at times the most advanced country in the world. It is therefore not too surprising that they were among the first to resume their historic position as being among the world leaders.

I just got done reading an article about the Great Divergence between Europe and Asia by Broadberry and company, and they pointed out some similarities of Japan and Europe. Just as Europe was pulling away and ahead of Asia economically in terrms of GNP, so Japan, albeit at a slower rate, was starting to gain a lead over East Asian countries. One thing they attributed the advance of Europe and Japan was to their late age of first marriages in northwest Europe (the most advance part of Europe during the Great Divergence) and Japan compared to China as the rest. This allowed greater participation of women in the work force compared to women who married early and had larger families. In England, the average age of first marriage was around 25, Japan 22, but China 18 and India a mere 13 years. You see even in our society, professionals and higher income people tend to marry later than lower i incom and blue collar groups.

And although the article did not point it out, Japan share other features in common with Europe. It too had a feudal system, and the European knights had their counterparts in the samurai. Like Europeans, the Japanese were quick to adopt new ideas and technologies from other, and even during their period of isolation, which was never 100% comple. e, they still maintained an interest in western knowledge, called Rangkagu ("Dutch" studies). So tney were already primed to take advantage of western knowledge when Japan was reopened during the Meiji restoration. Japan's occupation of Korea, although brutal, might have helped Korea to modernize as well, perhaps more so than otherwise.

Of course, in a few years all this will change as other Asian countries catch up. Singapore has achieved parity, and other countries have made great strides.
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Firstly, Taiwan is a province of China, albeit a rouge state/renegade province. So it is not correct to compare it with the diverse and humongous country to which it belongs. Shenzhen, a city, is on par with and in many ways more developed and advanced than Taiwan. It is definitely more advanced than Taiwan. Taiwan is stagnating as the rest of China surges forward. Unless the people on the island dispose DPP party bosses and deport the ethnic traitors and foreign alien auxiliaries among them and progress with the rest of the mainland, the rogue province will be doomed.

The Republic of China is an independent country, no matter what your propaganda claims.
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The Republic of China is an independent country, no matter what your propaganda claims.
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