Saturday, April 25, 2020

Taiwan is the Legal Owner of All of China

The title above seems very fierce. So patriotic. And, it seems, will also cause a strong reaction between the pros and cons.

However, this article is not for that. But just the re-expression of memories from reading texts, watching documentary films, and small talk in between the bustle.

Speaking of Taiwan, the first thing that came to my mind was a question, "Is the drama series based on Chiung Yao's novel still produced?"

It is not surprising if so that arises and becomes a question. Because, when I was an early teenager, I often watched Taiwanese drama serials based on the novelist's work. Call it "Mei Hua Shan Long" starring the beautiful artist Vivian Chen.

And, after the wave of the South Korean entertainment industry overflowed like a tsunami, Taiwan drama suddenly seemed to disappear. A spectacle from the ginseng country increasingly dominates the world stage.

Even so, there is one thing that has always been hot news about Taiwan, namely that the People's Republic of China is a real threat to the country on Formosa Island.

So, I also remember the civil war in the past between the Chinese Communist Party and the Chinese Nationalist Party. No one can dispute the history that after the Qing Dynasty collapsed in 1912, the Republic of China was established. Slowly but surely. Its territory encompasses all of China, both the mainland and its islands, including Formosa Island.

The latter part was obtained at the end of World War II in 1945, when the Japanese Empire surrendered control of Taiwan and the surrounding islands to the Allies, and Taiwan was placed under the administrative control of the Republic of China.

The founding of the Republic of China, now known as Taiwan, actually followed the revolution by Dr. Sun Yat Sen who opposed the Qing Dynasty.

Then, in 1949, the Republic of China, led by Chiang Kai Shek and nationalist, was pushed back in a civil war against Chinese Communist Party leaders led by Mao Zedong (Mao Tse Tung) to the island of Taiwan or Formosa.

Yes, the Government of the Republic of China moved to the island of Taiwan and established its temporary capital in Taipei. Since then they have continued to regard the Republic of China as the only government in all of China, including the mainland, which is legal.

Taiwan as a country in East Asia that currently controls the islands of Taiwan, the Pescadores, Quemoy Islands and Matsu Islands is still struggling to take back mainland China from the hands of the ruling Communists.

That is why, they continue to improve military technology, at least Taiwan can survive if Beijing attacks on the island.

Now, regarding Formosa Island, actually not far from the migration path of the ancestors of Southeast Asian people like me. The reason is, Taiwan's indigenous people, both so-called mountain tribes, and tribes in the lowlands migrated to Southeast Asia in the past. This last thing can be traced in terms of linguistics or language, which is in one language family, namely Austronesian.

So, what can be drawn from the events above?

Of course, the most prominent is that rights including independence are put in their true places. The struggle for these rights is time to end. Especially if the case is control of other countries, both militarily, and through economic channels.

Next, continue to advance the life of society, nation and state, including in providing healthy entertainment and protection of citizens from any threat.