March 29, - New York Times Formosa killings are put at 10, Foreigners say the Chinese slaughtered demonstrators without provocation Nanking, March 28, Foreigners who have just returned to China from Formosa corroborate reports of wholesale slaughter by Chinese troops and police during anti-Government demonstrations a month ago. These witnesses estimate that 10, Formosans were killed by the Chinese armed forces. The killings were described as "completely unjustified" in view of the nature of the demonstrations. The anti-Government demonstrations were said to have been by unarmed persons whose intentions were peaceful.
Districts stand under either Special municipalities or Provincial cities; Country-controlled cities, Urban Townships, and Rural Townships stand under Counties. History[ change change source ] The Nationalists, led by Dr. Inthe Chinese Communists fought a war against the Nationalists and won.
They established the People's Republic of China.
The Nationalists left mainland China and arrived in Taiwan. But Chinese Communists grew stronger, so the Nationalists never did go back. There are those people in Taiwan who want to never be a part of the People's Republic of China.
They believe in complete Taiwan independence and want to rename the ROC Taiwan to "Republic of Taiwan" so Taiwan can no longer have any ancestral connection to China or Chinese culture. Some other people wish to unite with the People's Republic of China; they want Chinese reunification.
Some others want the status quowhich means keeping everything the way it is now. Language[ change change source ] Most Taiwanese people speak the Standard Chinese language known as Mandarinand others speak local dialects such as Min Nan Taiwanese or Hakka.
The Cantonese languagespoken in parts of southern China for example, the province of GuangdongHong Kong and Macauis not spoken in Taiwan.
A small percentage of Aboriginal Taiwanese speak aboriginal languages, but the rest of the Chinese people have treated them badly, and many of these people, and their languages, struggle to survive. Some older Taiwanese people who went to school while the country was under Japanese rule can speak Japanese.
After the Nationalist government fled the Mainland inthey brought their language, Mandarin, with them, and made Mandarin the only official language.
Then everyone in the ROC had to learn Mandarin. But, unlike the people in Mainland China, the Taiwanese never changed to simplified Chinese characters and so they have always used traditional Chinese characters.
In the past, students were not allowed to speak their mother tongue in school and were expected to speak only Mandarin. Taiwanese, Hakka, and native languages were considered bad until the early s, when education in these languages began to be taught in some school systems.
They were promoted, but by this time, many young people could speak only Mandarin. It does not include citizens of the People's Republic of China who more recently moved to Taiwan.History and Ethnic Relations Emergence of the Nation.
The earliest record of human habitation on Taiwan dates back ten thousand to twenty thousand years. The Website for Taiwan's History, Present, and Future.
Forbidden Nation: A History of Taiwan The history of China is complex and most of us in the West have only a superficial understanding of ancient and modern china. MAR. Set up NICHICON (TAIWAN) CO., LTD.
in Taiwan for sales of the company's products. APR. Established NICHICON (SHIGA) CORPORATION in Kusatsu, Shiga Pref.
for production of solid tantalum electrolytic capacitors. Current art history news, comments, updates, pictures, videos, reviews, & information posted on. General Chennault’s history with China is well known, but that of the Corcorans and Whitey Willauer is less so.
Tom Corcoran’s brother, David, was President of China Defense Supplies (CDS), organized by Tom under the order of President Roosevelt.