Date: Mar 13, 2018
By: Staff writer, with CNA
In the face of a rising China, a “social resistance” has emerged in Taiwan against Chinese President Xi Jinping’s (習近平) “Chinese dream” of bringing about national rejuvenation, Academia Sinica Institute of Sociology associate research fellow Wu Chieh-min (吳介民) said.
Social resistance is a “collective” phenomenon in Taiwanese society and the embodiment of people’s desire and pursuit of a Taiwan-centered identity, Wu said.
The “Chinese dream” Xi aims to achieve and has defined as the “great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation” is also referred to as the “Chinese empire” in the academic community, Wu told a forum hosted by the Taiwan Research Fund on Wednesday.
Taiwanese have put up “social resistance” because Xi has tried to forcefully engage Taiwan in his plan to build a Chinese empire regardless of what Taiwanese think, Wu said. [FULL STORY]