Vivian_Zhang wrote:I feel some young Taiwaneses are not so friendly to me because of this. Once in a party, after I said I was not into politics at all, a Taiwanese girl could not resist the urge to declare that Taiwan is an independent country several time directly to me. It was really awkward and the host was embarrassed too.
I'm sorry if you felt awkward, but many people in Taiwan "feel really awkward" that the regime in Beijing, while proclaiming kinship and affinity for Taiwanese, (a) threatens to attack/invade if Taiwan insists of self-determination, and (b) hinders Taiwan's participation in international organizations, even when it puts lives at risk (eg WHO).
There are times when choosing to be "not into politics" effectively means supporting one side. George Orwell argued this point very well in the context of World War II.
Perhaps the girl said it repeatedly simply because, in Taiwan, one can say such things and not worry about official harassment, arrest or imprisonment.
But I'm sure you're intelligent enough to realize all of this.
Enough of politics. I do hope you get a chance to explore Taiwan. The following may be useful:http://www.guidegecko.com/taiwan/sights ... ,127144,50http://bradttaiwan.blogspot.tw/
Feel free to ask questions.