This girl was pre-selected to give favorable answers. The gist of what she says is that overall she thinks TW and it’s people are pretty good. I have never been there but could make an uneducated guess that someone from Swaziland will think moving to Taiwan is a step up. Ask anyone from a third world country in Africa and they will respond as she did. Any port in a storm is better than being at sea.
She says people here do not discriminate, but most people who have been here even a few months and looked for a job have been asked(by phone or email), ‘are you black’ or (at carleton) ‘do you look western?’ (same type of question). She is from Swaziland and it looks like she is standing in front of Shida. I’d guess she has a scholarship (and has needed to look for a job) by virtue of her being from one of the 24 countries that recognizes TW.
TWese want to know what foreigners think of them because TWese society is insecure about its treatment of foreigners (the views foreigners have of TW).
The story points up how in many ways TWese press and Chinese press are similar; there is an element of propagada in both.
Maybe someone can find a similar story from Mainland. As the Olympics are nearly here, there should be many.
I saw a different piece of news today that would stun most Chinese and Taiwanese. For Chinese and TWese who bash USA, this would be a bitter pill to swallow. e.g. I was at MOS burger the other day eating lunch and some TWese woman comes over to tell me what USA should be doing for TW. Sun Yat Sen, the country’s father, was American. … An American citizen, with an American passport.