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Daemon
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Taiwan Armed Forces Day

Founded in 1955, Armed Forces Day in Taiwan honors the country's military and celebrates their victory over the Japanese in World War II (called the War of Resistance in Taiwan). The day is marked by military parades featuring special units chosen for their precision and outstanding performance. A troop-cheering by the onlookers is part of the celebration, as are educational activities covering the history of the war period and the role of the Taiwanese military in defeating the enemy. The day is also marked by the members of the armed forces having a rare day off from work. More...
MechPebbles
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Be strong and stand up against China!
NeuroticHellFem
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I just got the new 'Today's Holiday' badge (bronze).
Doesn't China claim Taiwan as part of China? Like they did to Tibet.
Boo China!Shame on you
TheParser
Posted: Wednesday, September 3, 2014 5:54:51 AM
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All good people agree with MechPebbles and Neurotic.

The United States is committed to protecting Taiwan from that horrible dictatorship.

That is why the United States must have a tough president who is willing to fight China.

Gary98
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Ever since 1972 US has acknowledged that there is only one China. From time to time we pull the string to Taiwan issue, that is all.
Gary98
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MechPebbles wrote:
Be strong and stand up against China!


This is brave,Applause ilogical and suicidal. Shame on you You do understand that you are calling China to stand up against China, do you?
Gary98
Posted: Wednesday, September 3, 2014 9:59:40 AM

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NeuroticHellFem wrote:
I just got the new 'Today's Holiday' badge (bronze).
Doesn't China claim Taiwan as part of China? Like they did to Tibet.
Boo China!Shame on you


All the conflict in this world really starts at sticking one's nose into other's business.
early_apex
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It is a complicated situation. A large part of the population of Taiwan emigrated from the mainland as the communist party took over (OK, I just checked: only 12% of the current population). Many of these refugees were wealthy, and feared that they would lose their wealth under a communist government. The museum of national treasures displays much of the plunder.

Over the last 65 years, mainland China has evolved from its hard line communist culture, and has enjoyed great financial growth. Still, Hong Kong and Taiwan are much better connected with western businesses, and there are many Taiwanese who work as go-betweens, arranging business deals or finding manufacturers on the mainland. This access is important to the Chinese economy, and the turnover of Hong Kong was, fortunately, a peaceful transition, showing that the central government did not want to make big changes that would hurt the economy.

Some sort of assimilation seems inevitable, and the U.S. realized it could not continue to give official recognition to Taiwan while improving relations with mainland China.

Another complication might be the memory of the 1.8 to 3.5 million who perished during the communist takeover.
TB Turtle
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Careful now early-apex. You're about to wander out to the center of the field to pet that beautiful sheep; only to be bitten by the Wolf wearing a cheap Sheep suit.
Gary98
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TB Turtle wrote:
Careful now early-apex. You're about to wander out to the center of the field to pet that beautiful sheep; only to be bitten by the Wolf wearing a cheap Sheep suit.


Early-Apex has spoken with facts to support his points. Yours is pure propaganda. Believe it or not, that is the tools all the Wolves use to fool the Sheep.
monamagda
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President pays respects to war dead at Martyrs' Shrine



Taipei, Sept. 3 (CNA) President Ma Ying-jeou marked Armed Forces Day Wednesday with a visit to the National Revolutionary Martyrs' Shrine to pay his respects to the country's war dead, including Chinese soldiers who fell while fighting in Myanmar during World War II.

The president, accompanied by senior officials of his administration, laid a wreath at a memorial tablet in honor of those who died in the line of duty.

It was the first time that a Republic of China president has paid homage to the tens of thousands who died fighting alongside Allied forces against Japan in Myanmar. Those soldiers were memorialized at the Martyrs' Shrine last week in a ceremony that represented bringing their spirits "home" from Myanmar.


http://focustaiwan.tw/news/aipl/201409030010.aspx
nkelsey
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Congrats Taiwan!
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