Taiwan And Taiwan Case Study

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Since the end of the Chinese Communist Revolution in 1949, Republic of China (ROC), also known as Taiwan, and mainland China, People’s Republic of China (PRC) had been in a state of conflict for the rightful control of the nation. The Nationalist party that retreated to ROC had established a new democracy and had the political recognition as China until 1979 when PRC was recognized as the official political head by the United States and most countries. The Taiwanese democracy provided many constitutional rights and freedom, an aspect of a country that the United States citizens had always valued; these rights and freedoms are potentially threatened as the mainland attempts to reunite Taiwan. The idea of reunification brought discussions upon …show more content…
Consequently, Taiwan, following its Nationalist party influence, became democratic. The democratic system was what the people of Taiwan believed to be “truly free”, along with many guaranteed human rights such as freedom of association, press, and internet. These rights and freedoms had shaped the culture of Taiwan to grow and develop independently. These developmental differences had driven the two people apart and created a general dislike towards mainland China. Through the Consensus of 1992, both Taiwan and China showed desire and belief that they should be united under one. This idea brings up a bigger issue: who would rule such country? Democracy and Communism are likely going to clash if China and Taiwan theoretically reunite back into one. If such event does occur, how would the two government deal with controversial freedoms granted to the Taiwanese citizens such as freedom of press and anti …show more content…
Citizens are also granted with many freedoms compared to China, such as the freedom of association and internet usage. The guaranteed freedoms allows the media and citizens to enjoy the same protected privileges as the media in US. The Taiwanese economy is quite imperialistic compared to China’s command economy. The command economy was no match for the capitalist economy in Taiwan. The healthy competition in the Taiwanese economy had improved the life of Taiwanese citizens. The GDP Capital of Taiwan is five times greater than those of China. Taiwan also have a medical coverage superiority as shown by the infant mortality rate difference of eight deaths per 1000 live births. Taiwan’s progress in internal improvement occurred as China’s shifts focus from self-reliance and self-sufficiency towards diversification and

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