- Dec 29, 2010
Why do you think so? I was trying to convey that the PRC and ROC are extremely different governments in their outlooks, and thus would have had substantially different domestic and foreign policies. Well, that is the official stance, yes. But partly that is only because to renounce them would mean to send to Beijing a message that it was pursuing a truly separate identity -- and that Taiwan was nearing its declaration of full independence from the mainland. And that alone would dangerously increase tensions in the Taiwan strait.
And besides, as I stated, most Taiwanese don't really care about these old territory disputes, or even if they did, it still would not affect their views of those countries, or cause them to side with China against them. For example, the Diaoyutai dispute with the Japanese - they were able to sign a fisheries agreement years ago, and Japan remains Taiwan's favorite country regardless. Even the most nationalist pro-KMT members are not likely to support a war with either Japan or Mongolia.
ROC‘s official map is still this right?
I was a big fan of ROC‘s 蒙藏委员会 （Tibet - Mongolia committee），it claims almost all the things PRC dosen't claim. At this point, ROC is quite cute, it's "地图开疆，日记强国"
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