QUOTE(badparticle @ Nov 9 2008, 02:31 AM) [snapback]4001114[/snapback]
Just a question for InitialDJay.. no offense but, if i remember correctly your not even Taiwanese and don't consider yourself one. I think you identify with the whole ROC sun-yet-san doctorine..Your parents left China after 1949 and used to live in Taiwan for some time but not anymore.. Is that correct? If so, how can you loose your Chineseness for what
And I cannot believe that your making a bit deal out of mandarin. So ignorant. Mandarin is just the language spoken by those from northern China, which is just one of the Chinese dialects anyway. People from Hongkong and Canton speak cantonese, those from Taiwanese speak Taiwanese (or Hokkien if you wish). What's the big deal. Stop having this vicarous fear that any minority group will be persecuted. Remeber it was KMT who persecuted Taiwanese in an attempt to wipe out Hokkien, Hakka and aboriginal languages and heritage. Now you're worried that Taiwanese want to get even with "waisenren?" C'mon you must be joking.
let me clear again, my dad lefts China. we left Taiwan, i don't live in Taiwan so i don't consider myself taiwanese despite i have birth certificate and citizenship there. so not a big deal to me, when i identify myself, i identified my ethnicity first, nationality second.
also although i'm pro-china, it doesn't mean i don't care what's going on in taiwan. i still have a bunch of relative living in taiwan. for my family interest, i prefer no war, stay at status quo to satisfy everybody. duh
i know, i speak hokkien with my mum, mandarin with my dad, english with my sister. thats not the point i'm trying to make. despite we have local dialect, mandarin is still the national langauge and mandarin is a language created in China. thats the whole points... if you don't want to be consider chinese, don't speak mandarin, find another languages like spanish, english, or maybe japanese to learn in school.
QUOTE(Mid-Night_Sun @ Nov 9 2008, 02:38 AM) [snapback]4001126[/snapback]
national day voting....the point of voting is to choose someone you want into office correct? Chinese heavily favors their gov, its what they want. in that sense, goal is accomplished.
multi party rule is inefficient and slows things down. minority gov sometimes cant get anything done. its a waste of time.
freedom of press is a valid point. id like an example of something freedom of press would have exposed. like...is it something westerners know that chinese people dont? they know about baby milk, leaders running away with money....what issues do the chinese people not know about?
i don't know if thats what the people want. is there any poll showing what chinese people prefer at all? i think it gets block regardless if a poll was being made.
there are "information" that is not available to China public because CCP blocks it. tiananmen square, execution of falun gong members to name a few. i think the young chinese mainlander really don't know anything about these sensitive issue. they heard about it but they don't know what's going on. even myself, i don't even know what's going on until last year. lol