Hi Jeff, and welcome to Forumosa!
thank you thank you
Raise a Taiwanese family here, and you might have a different perspective.
No kids for now (not likely to happen for now, too busy) but I'm already married to a TW girl.
but because it's SO unlikely to happen within our lifetimes,
I often think about that and I'm split between the exponential changes that occuring in the PRC and profound anchoring of CPC in the economic and political life. Hard to say when it will occurs but we're a lot in here (I'm in HK currently) to think that it'll definitely change :-->
http://carnegieendowment.org/publicatio ... 7&prog=zch
so your opinion is largely academic.
Totally agree with (both of) you, I'm after all a "Rat de bibliothèque" (Library's Rat i.e Scholars).
The PRC is the legal government of China and any argument to portray it otherwise is made of whole clothe.
The USSR was the only one legal govermement of Russia and any argument to portray it otherwise was made of whole clothe. I still believe that we should not confused the victim and it's murderer (Soljestine).
overwhelmingly do not want to unify with China
I would say "overwhelmingly (i.e all) do not want to unify with PRC" (Me either !), I think they have much less problem with "china" itself.
and are not in the slightest interested in "taking it back
Who talked about include the mainland to Taiwan ? I talk about the opposite
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They therefore have no right to make claims over territory that they do not control, and whose people have not voted for them
Ho Really ? As far as I remember when Ma has been elected, the party's name was still "Nationalist Party of China" (Tell you guys, if in France we have a party named "Nationalist Party of Italy/UK/Tunisia" claiming to resolve all the economic problem, they won't get a single vote) and it's status (available on the official website) still claims that "Taiwan is a province of ROC" among many other things.
You need to recognize this country for what it is now
What I find fascinating with Taiwan politic is that depending on the angle of view, we get totally differents answers.
in 2009, and not what a tiny cabal of unelected party members still dream of
There is a chinese (sorry) says telling that "those who resemble, they assemble" and it's very true in here. It's however a great mistake the believe that KMT/Chinese reunification supporter are few and old。
but they are dangerous
If you believe in a independent, outside-of -greater-China, Taiwanese nation yes it is, or else...
Hooo, big words already. Where is the "undemocracy" to express what I think about what Taiwan (ROC) and Taiwanese (Chinese) are ? I never said that they all should accept that unconditionally, of course people must vote and choose their destiny.
PS1 : As I said, I'm french, sorry for my lame english
PS2 : My opinion doesnt change anything to my addiction to the island and it's people !
PS3 : KMT supporter ≠ worshiper