Will the Sunflower Movement change Taiwan?
Date: 9 April 2015
By Cindy Sui BBC News, Taipei
Breakfast at the Wangs’ on a Sunday: it’s a lesson in how attitudes in Taiwan towards China have changed significantly in just three generations.
Mother Josephine’s parents fled to Taiwan from China with the retreating Nationalist party after it lost the civil war to the Communists in the late 1940s. They believed the Republic of China and mainland China were part of the same country and that is what she was taught.
Father Clyde worked for years at Taiwan’s agency promoting trade, including with China. He and Mrs Wang believe Taiwan must have good relations with its biggest trade partner and former enemy, which wants Taiwan to be reunified one day. They don’t support unification or independence, but maintaining the status quo. [FULL STORY]