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http://www.zonaeuropa.com/20050427_2.htm

Well, I was there last year and about 50% of population
wants to join China while the other half wants independence.

They're all more/less Chinese otherwise as far as nationality goes.

Its funny to see all these extremely kind and nice people get
worked out and fight like this. Here's a list of "tools" they used:

Here is the itemized list of weapons that were observed in combat, most of which were supposed to be banned by the police:

Chicken eggs, placed in the sun for three straight days and exceedingly smelly
Mineral water bottles/containers
Glass wine bottles
Umbrellas
Bamboo poles used to hold up banners
Flag poles
Rocks
Loudspeakers
Sugar cane sticks
Walking canes
Steel foldable chairs
Golf club
Female hair combs
Firecrackers
Tiger-head rings (note: a ring with a tiger head designed to cause cuts in the flesh)
Slingshots that were used to launch steel balls
Nunchaku
A spear
A long knife/sword (關刀) of the type used by Lord Guan Yun-Chang from The Romance of Three Kingdoms

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I was stationed in the Far East two times. Once in 1995 and in 2003, both times in South Korea. By far, most of the protests were quite peaceful. There were, on a few occasions, quite a large turnout of protestors. The biggest I remember was about 60,000 that turned out in downtown Seoul to protest the U.S. Army's involvement in the accidental death of twe Korean childern during a field exercise up by Uijonbu. The two childern were accidently hit by a tank going down a local village steet. The protestors wepons of choice are most consistant with the posted article. The Koreans also like to use paint-filled ballons . The protests often end peacefully and most often, do help to resolve governmental disputes and issues.
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I liked Taiwan so much I contemplated staying there.
People are just something different.
I should post some pics actually when I find some time.

I asked a Taiwanese friend of mine, a doctor, whether he
fears that China will take over. The only worrisome thing he
could come up with was that the Chinese had a worse education
system.

Another surprise was that the guys selling computer stuff
(components) downtown in probably the most popular shopping
center for such stuff had no clue of chipsets, SLI, PCI Express....
I thought practically anyone there would have at least a clue about
new PC technology. I did manage to get nForce4 board well before
any of my friends, though. Warm from the factory

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My parents have been there. It appeared to them they wanted their independence in general. Our company buys vinyl cutters and laser engravers from a manufacturer in Taiwan. It's interesting, to say the least, in doing business with them. They're really nice people, but they don't get the American marketplace. They always call us when it's late here too!

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They're really different, indeed.

The place often looks disorganized and you have these
ultra-cheap food places everywhere, but the country has
very high living standard, they basically don't know how
to spend the money (look at the world's tallest building).

The sellers are not pushy at all.

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Are people in Taiwan affected by the "great firewall" of china? If I were Taiwanese, I think that would be my biggest concern if China were to take over. I wonder if people in China are even able to view the pcs-electronics.com website or if it gets filtered out? Have you ever gotten a transmitter order from China? I can't imagine they let too many people broadcast there.
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No orders from China so far.

By the way, Taiwan does not have any Firewall.

Its kind of funny, they are independent and they are not
at the same time. They have their own money and army and
government, but nobody acknowledges them as independent.

You can't have diplomatic contacts with Taiwan and China
at the same time and obviously nobody will sacrify contacts
with China for the sake of a tiny country called Taiwan.
Even the US is not defending them as much as they used to.

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