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Your problem is you think that somehow being able to vote between party A and party B makes you freer or more democratic. In terms of freedom there is no real difference between Taiwan and Hong Kong. Hong Kong consistently ranks at the top in terms of economic freedom and has been ranked equivalent to Taiwan, Japan, and South Korea in civil liberties. It is only because of the limited extent of representative elections that Hong Kong is ranked below Taiwan.Taiwan has significantly more freedom and democracy than Hong Kong does. Comparing the two is apples and oranges.
Self-censorship happens everywhere and in Hong Kong it has been overblown by fear-mongers like yourself.There is no chance China would choose to retain Taiwan's current system of openness. It is already well known that Chinese pressure is already resulting in some amounts of self-censorhip among news companies that have connections in China. If you could read Chinese, you might actually know what I am talking about.
No it would not. Were the DPP to end its backing for secession I can see no reason why China would seek to restrict them from power. Hong Kong politicians are allowed to make all sorts of political statements in opposition to China. If the DPP insisted on not changing its policy on that one issue then inevitably another party would emerge to challenge the KMT.And your comment that certain parties would be restricted would certainly amount to a MAJOR change in Taiwan's systen and would effectively return Taiwan to the status of being a one-party state.
This has nothing to do with what languages a person speaks. You refuse to accept even the slightest positive information about China, but love to gobble up everything negative from the wildest and most baseless conspiracy theories to outright racism. It was nice seeing your admission earlier in the thread that you actually do have an issue with the people of China and not merely the government.Taiwan is not Tibet. Taiwan is Taiwan. Chinas has no legal rights in Taiwan. Taiwan is a vibrant democracy of 23 million people and is one of the 20 largest trading nations in the world. China is not moving toward democracy. People have been making these claims for two decades. It isn't happening. Again, if you could actually understand Chinese, you would know this.
"For what is Evil but Good-tortured by its own hunger and thirst?"
- Khalil Gibran
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