Is Taiwan Chinese?
“The nation has to establish a new culture based on the Aborigine, Hakka, Hokklo, Mainlander and Japanese cultures,” he said.
“One important method for Taiwan to resist the culture of the old foreign regime is to implement localization in politics and culture,” Lee said.
Therefore, Taiwan must rid itself of Chinese cultural values imposed on the country by the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT).
“Otherwise, people in Taiwan would identify with the culture of the Chinese Communists, as most of their national and cultural identification was created by the KMT’s education,” Lee said.
“Taiwan will continue suffering from its [Chinese] colonial past if we do not establish our own unique culture,” he added.[/quote]
I agree with our President. The only way for Taiwan to move forward is to fully reject their Chinese-imposed culture and revert to a Taiwanese identity influenced by our independent development under the Japanese. In this era, we were truly able to learn what it meant to be Taiwanese. I applaud Lee’s analysis of our problems and I look foward to seeing this implemented by our government officials.