Mon 5 Nov, 2007 02:23 pm
Why is Taiwan a democracy and China isn't?
Taiwan and China have different governments.
Many might have you believe the Taiwan/China situation is very complex, in fact it's not.
Think of the Chinese like the Borg, and Taiwan as the next civilization to be targeted for assimilation into the collective, "resistance is futile" and like the Borg the Chinese are all on the same wavelength.
Legally speaking the PRC doesn't have much of a claim, having first given up ay rights to Taiwan to the Japanese, and then with the Japanese surrender at he end of WWII and no recipient named in the San Francisco peace treaty, Taiwan really should be allowed the right of self determination (in accordance to the UN's charter). As such they enjoy de facto independence but not de jure independence.
However, China has a 1000 missiles pointed at Taiwan and will go to war if Taiwan makes an official declaration of independence along with a name change and change to its constitution.
The US's position is that the status is undetermined. In fact very few countries recognize China's claim to Taiwan rather noting that they understand China believes Taiwan to be a part of China, but not necessarily agreeing with them.
Chiang Kai-shek is a government while Mao Tse-tung is another, they are different not at all . Mao is a anti-intellectualism , but Chiang is not , Chiang's country possess CHINA'S tradition culture , but Mao's country is Russia's absolutism . until now ,the major political system isn't changed . and its the current situation among the taiwan channle.