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Rancid wrote:My guess is, the government itself wants to make itself more distinct from the mainland, so they are pushing things the mainland does not like. Even if the civilian population also does not like them.


They are also probably trying to signal to the west how "western" they are. In the event that the PRC decides to retake the island who else but the west will have the might to save them?
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Rancid wrote:My guess is, the government itself wants to make itself more distinct from the mainland, so they are pushing things the mainland does not like. Even if the civilian population also does not like them.


I don't think the move in Taiwan is having this layer of meaning.

Besides I haven't seen the CCP giving so much of a crap on LGBT, although it surely doesn't get along with any government who wants steady population. There are serious persecutions, yes, but LGBT are not particularly picked out compared with, say, other human rights activism.
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SolarCross wrote:They are also probably trying to signal to the west how "western" they are. In the event that the PRC decides to retake the island who else but the west will have the might to save them?


At least Japan and the Philipines are not to be underestimated, even Russia cannot be considered as 100% pro-China.

Besides Taiwan has a standing military so they are not as defenseless as Hong Kong.

Mind you, Ryukyu / Okinawa will be under serious threat if Taiwan is lost.

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